How to Create an Ebook Cover; Part Four | Advanced Techniques

How To Create an Ebook Cover – Part Four | Advanced Techniques

You’ve written an ebook, and now you want to publish. Well first things first, you’re going to need a cover. Sure you could hire one of the many talented and capable designers out there to create a cover for you. But if you’re like me, then you’ll want to try and do it yourself.

There are a few ways to go about creating a captivating and engaging cover. In the following blog posts, I will attempt to demystify the process and give you the tools to create just what your book needs: a simple, eye-catching and genre-appropriate cover.

This series contains four parts: Part 1: General Ebook Cover Concepts, Part 2: A Simple Erotica Cover, Part 3: Romance Book Cover, and Part 4: Advanced Techniques.

The tips and lesson within can apply to all genres of books, but Romance and Erotica are just what we do around these parts.

Part 4: Advanced Techniques and Templating

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How to Create an Ebook Cover: Part Three | A Romance Ebook Cover

How To Create an Ebook Cover – Part Three | Romance Book Cover

You’ve written an ebook, and now you want to publish. Well first things first, you’re going to need a cover. Sure you could hire one of the many talented and capable designers out there to create a cover for you. But if you’re like me, then you’ll want to try and do it yourself.

There are a few ways to go about creating a captivating and engaging cover. In the following blog posts, I will attempt to demystify the process and give you the tools to create just what your book needs: a simple, eye-catching and genre-appropriate cover.

This series contains four parts: Part 1: General Ebook Cover Concepts, Part 2: A Simple Erotica Cover, Part 3: Romance Book Cover, and Part 4: Advanced Techniques.

The tips and lesson within can apply to all genres of books, but Romance and Erotica are just what we do around these parts.

Part 3: Romance Book Cover

If you’re looking to take a little more time to create something a little bit more visually interesting and professional then read on. Many Romance book covers have a unique visual style all of their own and are general longer works than in erotica. So more time and care can be spent crafting the perfect cover.

The techniques discussed below are not genre exclusive, but there is a particular visual style that you will find among Romance books. They are quite often made up of many photographs and have a lot of visual effects to create a cohesive and professional looking product.

Here I will attempt to recreate this style and show that it’s not that hard to make your own. Below are steps for fictional book Love After Dark by Joe Johnson.

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How to Create an Ebook Cover: Part Two | A Simple Erotica Ebook Cover

How To Create an Ebook Cover – Part Two | Erotica Ebook Cover

You’ve written an ebook, and now you want to publish. Well first things first, you’re going to need a cover. Sure you could hire one of the many talented and capable designers out there to create a cover for you. But if you’re like me, then you’ll want to try and do it yourself.

There are a few ways to go about creating a captivating and engaging cover. In the following blog posts, I will attempt to demystify the process and give you the tools to create just what your book needs: a simple, eye-catching and genre-appropriate cover.

This series contains four parts: Part 1: General Ebook Cover Concepts, Part 2: A Simple Erotica Cover, Part 3: Romance Book Cover, and Part 4: Advanced Techniques.

The tips and lesson within can apply to all genres of books, but Romance and Erotica are just what we do around these parts.

Part 2: A Simple Erotica eBook Cover

Now we will go through the process of creating a simple, elegant and (hopefully) eye-catching cover for an erotica story. For this example we will be creating a cover for a fictional title Taking Him Raw by Joe Johnson.

Erotica Genre Conventions

When creating an erotica ebook cover you have to be mindful of what readers expect and also to represent what you are selling. In the erotic genre you want a stock image that exudes sex. So make sure you pick something that no only encapsulates your story but will get a reader hooked.

There are a few things to take into consideration though. Anything too graphic will get you banned or filtered on Amazon. There are a number of no-nos when it comes to creating erotica covers and you will find a good run-down here.

The idea for this erotica cover is to be big, bold and sexy.

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How to Create an Ebook Cover; Part One | General Ebook Cover Concepts

How To Create an Ebook Cover – Part One | General Cover Concepts

You’ve written an ebook, and now you want to publish. Well first things first, you’re going to need a cover. Sure you could hire one of the many talented and capable designers out there to create a cover for you. But if you’re like me, then you’ll want to try and do it yourself.

There are a few ways to go about creating a captivating and engaging cover. In the following blog posts, I will attempt to demystify the process and give you the tools to create just what your book needs: a simple, eye-catching and genre-appropriate cover.

This series contains four parts: Part 1: General Ebook Cover Concepts, Part 2: A Simple Erotica Cover, Part 3: Romance Book Cover, and Part 4: Advanced Techniques.

The tips and lesson within can apply to all genres of books, but Romance and Erotica are just what we do around these parts.

Part 1: General Ebook Cover Concepts

Things You’ll Need

  • Photoshop
  • Stock Photo(s)
  • Computer
  • (Optional) Graphics Tablet
  • Patience
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