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.
UPDATE: unfortunately flash died, but I’m rebuilding my online graphic design tool and it’s going to be awesome, so you can use my 3D mockup sets (above) and also add a background, text and other stuff. They’ll be great, when it’s ready, for promo and social media graphics you can use for book marketing
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.
More 3D book marketing templates
I’ve started making these in Google Slides, it’s easier to use than my free tool (until it gets rebuilt)
You can also play with these free version – not as clean and professional, but still fun!
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!
Cover design secrets that sell books
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I’m a philosophy dropout with a PhD in Literature. I covet a cabin full of cats, where I can write fantasy novels to pay for my cake addiction. Sometimes I live in castles.