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Want to self-publish, without spending a ton on your book cover

Design Your Own Bestselling Book Covers

Customizable, easy-to-use book cover templates for indie authors,

based on the design principles of bestselling books

What I learned from designing 1000+ book covers…

Hey there, I’m Derek Murphy. Over the past few years, I’ve helped over one thousand authors make their books beautiful. I made this site to share what I’ve learned, so you can design your own book covers without making critical mistakes that nearly all authors make when approaching cover design. Browse through the articles below, or sign up to get a free video training series, some in-depth guides to cover design, and a package of free templates to get you started.

Getting Ready to Self-Publish Your Book?

Indie authors are in the precarious position of being in control of their own covers. Even if you hire a designer, unless you know what you’re doing, you’re going to end up with something that might look good to you but won’t actually sell the book. Don’t trust your instincts. Learn how to make covers that SELL.

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8 cover design secrets publishers use to manipulate readers into buying books

Learn the basics of bestselling book cover design, with examples from traditional published books, and simple lessons you can use to design your own book covers that work.

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The 5 critical errors most self-publishing authors make on their book cover design

Most authors start off thinking about book covers the wrong way. Discover what not to do to make sure you avoid critical mistakes that will kill book sales.

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