I’ve been trying to find a way for authors to make better graphics for a long time – for book covers mostly, but also for book promotion graphics and 3D mockups. I’m still trying to find the *perfect* online design solution, but one thing I’m excited about is using Google Slides for design – there’s a lot of functionality, tons of fonts and colors, and it’s free and easy to use.
Just for fun I used Google Slides to make some 3D promotional graphics authors can use for their free or 99cent deals – you don’t need any special software. Just add your book cover, change the text and download your design. Here’s what they look like (there are 21 of them though, lots of choices). The cool thing is that they look like 3D mockups, but you can actually just use your flat cover.
Remember to make a copy before you start editing.
You might want to watch this quick video on how to use them before you start…
Here are two more samples… I made some holiday-themed graphics since it’s that time of year, but it’s easy to change the background.
Let me know what you think in the comments. Would like you like to see more templates like this? Maybe book covers for specific genres?