How to design 3D book promotional graphics with Google Slides (FREE TEMPLATES!)

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.


Click here to check out the slide deck.

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.
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>>Click here to get the slides.<<

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?



About Derek Murphy

I help authors and artists turn their passions into full-time businesses, make a bigger impact, and blaze a luminous trail of creative independence. Right now I'm in Taiwan finishing a PHD in Literature, writing several books, and managing a handful of online businesses. Find me
  • Great idea, Derek Thanks!

  • Shona Moyce

    These are gorgeous.
    P.S. Shearwater is on my Christmas list. Can’t wait.

  • This is very helpful. Thank you. 🙂

  • Courtney Hunt

    These are amazing. Thank you so very much!

  • Dean Kutzler

    I can only view, not edit them..

    • Right – you’ll need to make a copy on your own google account first, then you should be able to edit them. But let me know if not.

      • Dean Kutzler

        Got it! Thanks, Derek!

  • Sharon Mitchell

    These are great, thanks. Even with my borderline tech skills, I can edit them easily. Lovely, thank you.

  • Jasmine Silvera

    Killer! I’d never used Google Slides, but these were super easy to tweak. Thank you!

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