You can’t judge a book by its cover, but you do.
It’s a lesson that every self-publisher learns quickly, because appearances count. Yet creating a great book cover is a lot simpler than you’d think.
I’ll not only reveal how to create book cover designs that are being used by the top publishing houses, but I’ll also give you the software that lets you create a cover by yourself.
As every self-publisher will tell you, Amazon is a marketplace where first impressions count. Yet, what works for print does not necessarily work for e-Books.
Complex designs and fancy graphics just don’t look any good when you are squinting at a 60 by 90 pixel preview image of a book cover. Have a look at the Amazon marketplace for yourself and you’ll see exactly what I mean.
The best e-Book covers currently on the market combine nice graphics and simple text. It’s an easy blend that lends itself to amateur designers and self-publishers (50 Shades of Grey anyone?).
For self-publishers, understanding how this model works is not only key to generating sales, but also cutting costs. This is great for people who know how to use complex software like Photoshop to create nice graphics.
Frustratingly, the rest of us still have to hire an expensive designer to ensure we make that great first impression that guarantees sales.
YMB Properties, an Internet based graphic design company, has created a piece of software designed specifically to fill this gap in the market. The software, called KD Renegade uses an intuitive WYSIWYG point and click system with an easy to navigate interface.
You can choose your font, change the color and even upload your own photos and images.
In addition to the hundreds of built-in graphics that comes with the software, there are also more than 80 professionally pre-made fully editable templates available for you to choose from. Here are 6 of them.
The templates are suitable for any genre and with a few minor alterations could be added straight to your manuscript.
KD Renegade is also 100% online and can be accessed from anywhere. The step-by-step training videos will ensure that you will be producing attractive front cover in less than five minutes.
The finished cover is formatted for the Kindle and you can attach it to your manuscript and upload it to Amazon in a few easy steps.
Put simply, KD Renegade is a great piece of software that solves a complex problem.
The simplicity of the software combined with the ability to produce professional cover designs has claimed a loyal following with thousands of regular users.
In fact, there is a good chance that if you pay someone to create a front cover through Fiverr that the designer has a KD Renegade account.
YMB Properties believes in getting software into the hands of people who are going to benefit from it. For this reason, we have partnered together with Write to Done to offer you a special discount $10 discount. Just visit the sales page and enter the coupon code WTD10 to get lifetime access to KD Renegade.
Make it a great day!
Nico is a self-publisher with a passion for thrillers. When he’s not reading about the latest trends in Internet Marketing he’s working for YMB Properties. To learn more about him and the software the company produces, click here.
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