UPDATE: after several months of work, we just launched a brand new 3D book cover mockup tool, and it’s amazing. Go check it out.
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.
3D Book Promotion Graphic Templates
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 you like to see more templates like this? Maybe book covers for specific genres?
The Cover Creator & Social Media Tool
I’ve spent about $20K and 10 years building an online cover creator tool and it’s never quite been finished. I *hope* that not only will it let authors design their own amazing covers (because they can blend layers like in photoshop, but it’s a free online tool…) – but it’ll also be able to make great social media graphics and promo templates, similar to my slidedeck but way better.
Review Quotes & Testimonial Templates Maker
When that gets finished I’ll link it here, but in the meantime I just set up a fun and simple tool for making social media graphics to feature book reviews and testimonials.
PRO package + book marketing course
People are having so much fun with these slides that I decide to make another, more professional batch with 50 different slides for all types of paid and free promotion.
These ones, however, are only available in my Epic Book Design package. If you join today, you’ll get a whole bunch of awesome book design templates, AND my first course on book marketing Reach Your Readers ($197 value)…. all for just $37.
Here are some of the slides.
Get these amazing 3D book promotion templates now!
NEW animated 3D book cover mockup
Just for fun I recently acquired a nifty tool you can embed on your website. It’s super awesome, looks great and is free. Check it out by clicking the image.
But I have a bunch of stuff in the works – 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!
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.
More book cover design resources:
- 300+ Fool-Proof Fonts to use for your Book Cover Design
- Where to find royalty-free stock images for your book cover
- Cover design secrets that sell books
- 3D book cover creator
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