A great cover will sell your book for you. An ugly cover will kill sales.

Now you can EASILY Make Your Own Bestselling Book Covers... even if you're not a designer.

Customizable, easy-to-use book cover templates for indie authors,
based on the design principles of bestselling books.

Discover the secrets to building beautiful, hot-selling book covers in under 30 minutes.

Design your own book covers with free training videos, recommended tools and a package of FREE cover design templates. Sign up below for instant access.

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You try to get reviews but your emails go unanswered. You advertise and promote but nobody is buying.
Your book is getting rejected by people who haven't even read it yet. That means you have a packaging problem.

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WELCOME TO DIY  BOOK COVERS

Hey there, I'm Derek Murphy. Over the past five years, I've helped hundreds of bestselling authors sell tens of thousands of books, and designed over $200K worth of book covers.

I made this site to share what I've learned, so you can design your own book covers without making critical mistakes that kill book sales. Sign up now to get my free package of book design templates and a free video series that will show you my exact, step-by-step process to designing covers that sell.


Wouldn’t it be great if you could use a software you’re already familiar with to make your own beautiful and professional book cover, without the risk of common design flaws that can cripple book sales?

For years I've been experimenting with ways to let indie authors design better book covers without any design skills or expensive software. First I made over 150 book cover templates in MS Word, so that authors could use a program they are already familiar with. It's easy to open the templates, switch the images and edit the text, and save the file as a ready-to-use cover. But I wasn't satisfied, so I built my own online book cover design tool. You can use it on any computer connected to the internet, and it will always be totally free for everyone. These are design "hacks" - and it's usually easier to just hire a designer to do it right... but if you're determined to DIY, I hope my templates and resources will help. Before you start designing, make sure you sign up and get my free training so you can avoid the embarrassing mistakes that all first-time authors make with their cover design. You can start with this video on cover design basics, but you'll get much more when you sign up.


Sign up for the free package and you'll also get a free, 40-minute presentation on 7 Must-have Qualities for a Book Cover That Sells. You'll learn to avoid the crippling mistakes most authors make with their cover design, 3 foolproof layouts that work for any genre, and the one thing every cover has to do (it's not what you think).


I love helping authors succeed with beautiful covers.

Here's some feedback from writers who have used my templates.

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"Thanks to Derek Murphy’s Cover Design Secrets, not only did I save a thousand dollars (maybe more) and precious time that I could otherwise devote to writing, but I have a deeper understanding of what it takes to create an effective book cover that will sell lots of books.!" -Adam Henig

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"Just wanted to say that you’ve put together an amazing resource and I’ve found it incredibly helpful. The videos and the pdfs are in depth and step by step, and seeing both the work in progress and the finished product makes it very easy to picture what I can do with it. Brilliant stuff!" -Liv Honeywell

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Do you have what it takes to design your own covers?

My resources won't help everyone. You'll need persistence and patience, but with my templates and tutorials, you will be able to learn the basics of book design, and create your own book cover that sells. If you sign up for the free package, I'll also send you some tips on how to promote your book to make it a bestseller. Everyone's a winner!

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Here are some of the cover design templates I made entirely in Microsoft Word.


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Here are some of the templates I made with my own free online cover design tool.

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Sign up for the free package of cover design templates now and learn how to design covers that sell!

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You'll also get 5 free books to help you publish and launch your book like a pro, including Guerrilla Publishing, my latest guide on creative book marketing strategies I'm using to earn over $4000 a month on Kindle.

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Don't leave without grabbing the free book design templates.

You’ll also get my free guides to publishing and book marketing – all the insider secrets I’ve discovered that let me quickly build a profitable author platform and actually make a living from my writing.

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DIY Book Covers

Customizable book cover templates for indie authors. Make your book beautiful.

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