How to make 3D book cover mockups for book marketing, and for 99cent or KDP free promotions.

UPDATE: After months of work, we’ve just launched the coolest online 3D book cover creator in the world. It’s amazing, and totally free. Go check it out!

My graphic design skills give me a huge advantage for book marketing. It’s almost unfair. That’s why for years I’ve wanted some free online tools you can use to catch up. I don’t think Photoshop prowess should be a publishing requirement. You can always get cheap work done on Fiverr, but wouldn’t it be cool if you could just make your own promotional material?

I think so.

Today I had kind of a breakthrough when I realized how I can use my free tool at www.diybookcovers.com to make some amazing templates you can edit, add your book cover, and use to supercharge your 99cent or free campaigns.

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Sweet right?

 

Click here to download the whole package as a zip file.

You can open the templates at the tool, here:

diybookcovers.com/covercreator

 

Also made some videos showing how to use the templates. First, the painfully boring hour long video (I’m just starting out, obviously I should have made 10 videos in that hour!).

But you should really just watch the quick little 5 minute video I made later.

But I warn you, it’s pretty bad too – lots of rambling and pauses. But starting to make video was a huge stumbling block for me last year and I’m proud to have begun… and I’ll get better, I promise!

If you like these free book design templates and want more, leave a comment below.

 

2017 UPDATE!

I’ve started making these in Google Slides, it’s easier to use than my free tool.

I just added a package of 50 to my Epic Cover Design Package.

 

You can also play with these free version – not as clean and professional, but still fun!

Click here for the free book promotion graphic templates.

 

 

I’M WORKING ON SOME AWESOME NEW TOOLS:

If you want access to those when they’re ready, make sure you sign up below for my free guide to book design, and I’ll let you know when the new tools are available!

 

Cover design secrets that sell books

If you need help, make sure to download my free guide!

I’ve helped design over 1000 book covers, including hundreds of bestsellers – download my free book to learn all the insider secrets I use to sell more books. Click here to get it now. I’ll also share some of the advanced book marketing tactics I’ve used to make a full-time income with my writing.

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About Derek Murphy

Derek Murphy is a book editor turned book designer with a Ph.D. in Literature. He's been featured on CNN and spoken at dozens of writing conferences around the world. These days he mostly writes young adult fantasy and science fiction, while helping authors write and publish bestselling books. FREE GUIDE: Sell your work without selling out.