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eBook Cover Design Tips

eBook Cover Design Tips

Here are some tips when designing your eBook cover:

Many people using eBook readers like the Kindle still have the black and white versions. They also browse and purchase the books right from their device, so always check how your cover looks in black and white. When an image is converted to black and white sometimes items may blend into each other or it will make the cover text hard to read. In color you may have had a title that really stood out, in black and white it’s possible you cannot even read your title.


You should go with a bold image with one strong subject. Small, cluttered images are hard to see and are less dramatic. Make your Title larger then your author name. Only when an author reaches notoriety do they make the author name larger.

Readers DO judge a book by it’s cover and the #1 thing you can do as a book seller on Amazon kindle is have a striking stand out cover. You also have to think about what the cover is going to look like at a small size thumbnail preview when someone is browsing a category or keyword on Amazon. You want you book to be the one that jumps out at people and grabs their attention.

Here are some tips for designing an effective ebook cover:

  1. Use high-quality images: The cover of your ebook should feature clear, high-resolution images that are relevant to your book’s content. Avoid using blurry or pixelated images, as they can make your cover look unprofessional.

  2. Choose a consistent color scheme: Use a consistent color scheme throughout your cover to create a cohesive look. This can include choosing colors that match your book’s theme or genre, or using a color palette that complements the images on your cover.

  3. Use clear, easy-to-read text: The title and author name on your cover should be easy to read and stand out from the background. Choose a font that is clear and easy to read, and make sure the text is large enough to be easily visible.

  4. Consider the size and format of your ebook: Keep in mind that your ebook cover will be displayed on a variety of devices, including tablets, phones, and e-readers. Make sure your cover looks good at different sizes and resolutions, and consider using a template or design tool that allows you to create a cover that is optimized for different formats.

  5. Test your design: Before you finalize your ebook cover, show it to a few people and ask for their feedback. This can help you identify any issues with your design and make any necessary changes before you publish your ebook.

You need to use “commercial use” photos or graphics for an ebook cover. I recommend buying a subscription to the site Creative Fabrica


K.B. Helm - 100simplebooks.com