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

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 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:


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.

About Derek Murphy

Derek Murphy is a 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 build profitable publishing platforms. Find me
  • Very cool! Thank you, Derek. 😀

  • FYI: Link to download the whole package is not working…

  • Léonard Belmont

    Derek you are so good that your example of “Book Cover” are awesome…! wow… look at the blue. I will have a look to the design templates for sure thanks alot

  • These templates look amazing, I particularly like the dark forest. Thanks for creating them, Derek!
    A quick question – are you planning on releasing Photoshop PSD versions?
    I personally find it easier to use Photoshop for creating graphics, but would totally understand if you want to keep them for use with the software you created.

  • Kim

    Well done, and thanks for sharing!

  • AuthZH

    I love these!

  • TariAkpodiete

    can’t wait to try these out, and of course add to my “book covers resources”!

  • What program do you use to make these covers in? The link above doesn’t work.

  • Anne-Sophie Dumetz

    THIS IS AWESOME! Thank you so much. I’ve looked for something like this for a while. Massive thanks for your generosity.

  • Wendy Owen

    I really love these templates. I have previously paid for templates and they weren’t as nice as these! I am going to create a Facebook ad with the D templates. Thank you Derek 🙂

  • Wendy Owen

    Oh, meant to say yes more please!

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