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

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.

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.

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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 you like to see more templates like this? Maybe book covers for specific genres?

 

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 packageIf 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).

Here are some of the slides.

 

Check out the package here and get these amazing 3D book promotion templates now!

 

 

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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

Hey there! I'm a philosophy dropout and book cover designer with a PhD in Literature. After spending a decade as a starving artist, I vowed to create the life of freedom my restless spirit demands. I covet a cabin full of cats, where I can write young adult fantasy novels and do a few editorial critiques to pay for my cake addiction. Sometimes I live in castles. FREE GUIDE: Book Marketing is Dead.

20 comments

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

  2. This is very helpful. Thank you. 🙂

  3. These are amazing. Thank you so very much!

  4. I can only view, not edit them..

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

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

  7. Derek you rock! Thanks for sharing the tips and tricks here – love the google slide options to create a nice Ad in under 5 minutes.

  8. Samantha Charlton

    Great templates, Derek – thanks so much for sharing! 😀

  9. These are really amazing. Thank you for your generosity.

  10. Derek,

    These are incredible! Thanks again for sharing your vast reservoir of knowledge! One question: Is there a way to make the Amazon or Get It Now button a hot link?

  11. Thank you so much Derek! Much appreciated.

  12. Thank you Derek! These are amazing and much appreciated. It makes things so much easier!

  13. Thank you Derek. These are awesome and such a time-saver. Very generous of you.

  14. Thanks Derek Awesome

  15. K. Cookie Robinson

    An amazing help! Just what I was needing. Thank you Derek!

  16. Thank you very much. Downloading Slides right now.

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