Hi SEers! Denise here to talk about creating a book cover.
Besides the blurb and reviews, the cover is usually the reader’s introduction to the book. This design represents you and your hard work. It can be pricey to have it professionally designed, but there are other options.
I’ve had some luck with my children’s books hiring a reasonably priced artist in the past. I’ve also used designers who work with stock photos or mine. Now, though, I’ve started creating my own covers in Canva using the same stock images.
During this process, some covers have been successful in representing the book, while others have not. The ones that didn’t work are being replaced. One, with a shiny new cover, immediately got some new readers and positive feedback.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve built up my confidence in working in Canva, creating covers. I…
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Thank you for sharing, Chris!
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