Ebooks, Ebook Readers, Digital Books and Digital Content Publishing

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Mark H.

Mark

How To Create a Great Amazon Cover Image That Will Sell Lots of eBooks

Owner and Self-Publishing Consultant at ePub and eBook Help

A good Amazon thumbnail cover image will make a major difference in sales and should be made differently than a book's main cover. Here's how to do it most effectively.

A book’s cover and its Amazon cover image are often very different but guess which one is more important?  Outside of brick-and-mortar book stores, a book’s cover won’t help sell at all. But...

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  • Laura H.

    Laura

    Laura H.

    Co-Founder Freeze Frame Publishing, LLC

    Good tips to keep in mind. Do you have examples to show?

  • Jessica S.

    Jessica

    Jessica S.

    Novelist and Lawyer at Andrea Fisher-Fleming Law Corporation

    I'd love to see good and bad examples, myself. I'm just in the midst of consulting with my artist about my cover design.

  • Mohinder P.

    Mohinder

    Mohinder P.

    Independent Publishing Professional, Consultant based in London

    Mark, valuable tips. Indeed it would be good to see couple of examples of great covers with suggested features. Mohinder Puri

  • Joseph S.

    Joseph

    Joseph S.

    Software Development, Project Management and Client Education

    Laura, Jessica, and Mohinder, you might want to take a look at Joel Friedlander's site, "The Book Designer." Each month he critiques dozens of eBook covers and hands out monthly design awards:

    e-Book Cover Design Awards, April 2012
    http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2012/05/e-book-cover-design-awards-april-2012/

    Archive of monthly awards
    http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2011/08/monthly-e-book-cover-design-awards/

    The Book Designer
    http://www.thebookdesigner.com/

    Also, Amazon recently enlarged their size specifications for book covers (product images) featured on Amazon sales web pages:

    https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/help?topicId=A2J0TRG6OPX0VM

  • Laura H.

    Laura

    Laura H.

    Co-Founder Freeze Frame Publishing, LLC

    I follow Joel already... perhaps Mark could take a look :) Thank you sharing Joel's links with anyone not yet familiar with his work.

  • Mohinder P.

    Mohinder

    Mohinder P.

    Independent Publishing Professional, Consultant based in London

    Joseph, Thanks. Indeed interesting, striking images, and for me very useful. I was not aware of these. Mark has directed my attention to the basics' for effective cover design. Mohinder Puri

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