Recently at a writer’s conference, someone asked – “If you’re on a budget and can’t afford both, what’s more important, editing or book cover?” The audience groaned, because of course, ideally, you’d want both.
But the moderator’s answer was this: “Without a great book cover, they’ll never open the book to notice the poor editing.” I’ve worked with tens of thousands of authors and every day I get emails from newly published writers who can’t figure out why their books aren’t selling. Nearly always, the problem is the cover.
- It doesn’t convey genre or topic
- It’s amateur or unprofessional
Especially if you’re self-publishing, that tiny little thumbnail graphic on Amazon will likely be the ONLY time potential readers ever see your book; they haven’t read the blurb, don’t know what it’s about, but will still pass on the cover alone. It’s heartbreaking to watch authors pour time and energy into book promotion or marketing and fight and uphill battle, because they simply couldn’t get a good enough cover designed for their book.
I built DIY book covers to help authors on a budget with book cover design templates and tutorials... and while it's possible to design your own book cover that's "good enough" to publish, investing in a professional cover will absolutely boost sales and make marketing so much easier (not to mention, save you a ton of time and frustration).
I've trained a team of the best cover designers in the business and they're ready to start working on your cover today. If you’re looking for a hassle-free book design service that will get it right the first time and deliver a cover you love (or your money back) – click the images below and see what we can do for you.