An ebook can be a crucial marketing tool for every entrepreneur. Sometimes you find that you have more to tell your potential leads about your product or service than what you can put on your “About” page without making it look too long and awkward. Apart from that, an ebook can be a great way to make money online. A lot of people today earn a living, selling ebooks. Personally, I have a lot of friends who do that.
Either way, the key to becoming successful with your ebook strategy is designing the book’s cover effectively. Here is how to create ebook cover that will yield results:
1. Use Viewer-Friendly Typography
It’s totally understandable the fact that you want to make your cover as attractive as it can get, using different elements, including typography. However, be careful when decorating your page with typography, otherwise, you might end up having very beautiful letters, which aren’t legible enough though. Nothing can be as frustrating and annoying to readers as illegible stuff. It’s a big turn off for them. Avoid mistakes
2. Check Your Spacing
The canvas of a cover of an ebook can be relatively tiny. On a side note, one of the first ways in which readers will interact with an ebook’s cover design is thumbnails. As such, be sure to give each of these elements sufficient space. You can use white space to make images easier to view, text simpler to read, and the whole design easier to understand when looked at once.
3. Use a Standard Shape
Make sure that your cover doesn’t look or feel odd. One way to do that is to obtain the specifications for the platforms where you will publish the book in advance. Remember there are always file format, image resolution, and many size requirements to pay attention to with regards to various publishing platforms out there. Thereafter, try to design your cover according to the aspect ratio of 3:2 as that’s the standard vertical shape that most readers are accustomed to. Also, be sure to leave enough space around your cover page’s edges to compensate for slightly different ratios on various devices so that the cover design looks standard across all devices.
4. Use the Right Image
Use an image that will give the viewer an overview of what your ebook is all about as soon as they view it. For example, if your ebook is about a weight loss diet that you are trying to promote, don’t display a picture of a machine, an aircraft or so. Use an image that when somebody looks at it, they can deduce that your book is about dieting.
One major reason why many people will not benefit as expected from their ebooks is that they design their covers poorly. Believe it or not, the first thing that will attract people to your ebook is your cover design. If it’s done poorly, you can be rest assured that no matter the quality of the content that is contained in the book, people will not take their time to check it out further. Though they say we should not judge a book by its cover, there is no getting away from the fact that ebooks are judged with their covers. Create ebook cover, using the tips above and get the most out of your ebook.