Great tips on creating an ecover for publishing on amazon.com

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Inspiration for eCovers starts on Amazon, go through Amazon and search the Kindle Books, see what covers appeal to you and why. Work from there.

Inspiration for eCovers starts on Amazon, go through Amazon and search the Kindle Books, see what covers appeal to you and why. Work from there.

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  • 1. GREAT TIPS ON CREATING AN ECOVER FOR PUBLISHING ON AMAZON.COM
  • 2. INSPIRATION  Go through Amazon and search the Kindle Books, see what covers appeal to you and why. Work from there. http://amydebcreations.com/
  • 3. ECOVER SIZE  800px high and 600px wide  Make it easy to read when small  Use relevant quality graphics  Keep the design simple  Get three designs made up http://amydebcreations.com/
  • 4. ECOVER SIZE  Use only 2 to 3 fonts per cover  Best bold fonts:  Myriad Pro Web  Impact  Best writing fonts  Times New Roman  Helvetica  Don’t put “By (your name)” just put “(your name)” http://amydebcreations.com/
  • 5. PHOTO EDITING SITES  GIMP (download to your PC/Mac)  iPiccy.com  Pixlr.com  Fotoflexer.com  PicMonkey.com  Lunapic.com http://amydebcreations.com/
  • 6. OUTSOURCING  Check their past work  Look at their reviews  Be clear on what you get for your money and deadlines  If they supply the images, ask for proof it is legal, not copyrighted images http://amydebcreations.com/
  • 7. FREE IMAGES  FreeDigitalPhotos.net  Kozzi.com  Dreamstime.com  Sxc.hu.com  Morguefile.com  Fotolia.com  iStockphoto http://amydebcreations.com/
  • 8. BUY YOUR IMAGES  iStockphotos.com (subscription model)  Photos.com (eg. 10 images for $20)  Shutterstock.com (very expensive – image only & subscription)  DepositPhotos.com (subscription – good prices) http://amydebcreations.com/
  • 9. COVER COPY  Put a copy of the cover on your add and inside your actual Word document so people see the cover when they buy the book too  You can make a free 3D copy of the Book if you like http://amydebcreations.com/
  • 10. FREE ECOVER  You can create one on Amazon’s publishing page  There will be a “create an eBook Beta” button, which will take you to a separate page area to create a custom eCover for Amazon book http://amydebcreations.com/
  • 11. Discover how to quadruple a passive income stream with publishing. Learn how to create and publish books fast and create passive income, build credibiity, and more. Visit: http://amydebcreations.com/letters/join1 for your FREE report."