How To Create Your Own eBook – The eCover

My eCover Maker

I’m going to be doing a two part post on how to create your own eBook. You can consider this an extension of my post on how to really make money with Clickbank. In that post, I said the most effective way to get people to give them your email address is by offering them an eBook for free. The first step in making the eBook is making the cover.

My last few eBook covers were designed for me by Unique Blog Designs and I highly recommend them if that’s the route you want to go. However, you have to be prepared to pay for a professional design that can run into the hundreds of dollars. If you’re on a limited budget, then I recommend My Ecover Maker. This service allows you to create a professional looking 3D eBook cover in just a few minutes.

The price for My Ecover Maker range from free for limited access to $9 a month ($90 a year) for standard access. The service is fully functional without having to sign up. You can test it out by making a cover right now. The standard access allows you to generate and download up to 100 Ecovers per month. Here’s a cover I made while fooling around with it.

My eCover Maker

I’m sure I can get it looking really good by spending more time on it. There are hundreds of graphics and font styles to choose from. The tool is very easy to use and you should be able to blast out your first eBook cover with a few minutes of using it. Give it a try and see what you can come up with. Next time, I’ll show you how to turn your work of art eBook into a nice PDF file.

My Ecover Maker – Online 3D eBook and eCover Generator


40 thoughts on “How To Create Your Own eBook – The eCover”

  1. I’ve been looking for something like this without having to deal with Illustrator and Photoshop! Then we can upload the ebook image using your Flickr tip from the previous post! 🙂

  2. Great post John, I’m actually developing some opt-ins and this is a great idea!

    1. This is a very helpful resource especially if you’re just starting out and want to put something together for your readers!

  3. Joe says:

    First step to making an ebook……

    Know what you’re writing about. Most people trying to make ebooks do not.

  4. John says:

    Wow I hope that mockup is ironic or something. Awful.

    1. Haha I didn’t even realize the irony in it before you pointed it out 🙂

  5. This service is probably very valuable for newbies, but theres actually a FREE photoshop plugin that I found doing a quick google search that actually creates your ebook cover and makes it into an actual ebook with shadows etc…

    however, you obviously need to have photoshop on your computer to use it.. anyone that wants it become a subscriber to my blog and let me know you want it!

    1. nice little plug…but may be worth the subscription for a plugin…anyone else try it?

  6. The ecover surely is important so our ebook looks profesional.

    1. Agreed…this is what will get the reader to actually want to read it despite what may be inside…and if you want to have someone give you their email…it needs to look sharp!

  7. HauBlog says:

    Thanks! It is a very useful tool! I’ll give it a try!

  8. Great post John, thanks for sharingg 😀

  9. Free Picks says:

    that one is a good place to buy book covers

  10. Diabetis says:

    alternatively you can just hire someone to do it for you.

    1. John Chow says:

      That’s what I did for my last cover. But it cost way more!

      1. Free Picks says:

        but on different webmaster forums it cost just $15-$50 only

        1. A problem with random forums may be communication, and another might be trust for not having an existing relationship of work done in the past

  11. fas says:

    awesome stuff john, I created in book in mins

  12. Valtorc says:

    Very cool John, I can use these on our products now!

  13. Ex Back says:

    There’s tons of places to find some skilled designers such as Elance.com.

    When it comes to product creation it’s important to stand out in a way or another.

    Al.

  14. Mathew Day says:

    Great information, because this is exactly what I’m working on currently, great timing. 🙂

  15. Haha I wish I knew about this when I was looking for something to create by ebook covers a few months ago, I settled for a free photoshop plugin which does the trick but it leaves more to be desired.

  16. Edgar says:

    GREAT JOHN!

    I am in the process of finising my ebook so please write how to create a ebook into a pdf file thanks

  17. Caleb says:

    I found a few free services that make ecovers, but they were a bit too complicated to use..

    1. S Ahsan says:

      Its really not that difficult to find some good free ones. Although paid ones always look legit and offer something extra.

      1. the benefits of the google search 🙂

  18. Karl Thomas says:

    Hey John,

    Great posts having an ebook cover can really add to the crediblity of your product because consumers are visual people so when they see a picture they picture themselves buying a real book with a cover in a book store.

    This as a result ads perceived value and can boost your sales a little bit. Only problem is most graphic designers charge inflated prices for a simple e book cover which can prevent some newbies from benefiting from the advantages of an e book cover.

    Best of all the software in your post is free so I’m sure many people will be able to benefit from it.

  19. Rite now there are so many websites which can allow you to design your cover at most affordable price.

    If you have affordable basic service than expanding your business will be really easy.

    So thanks to Articleme or My Ecover Maker kind of websites.

  20. To be honest the cover in the picture does not really look that attractive to me =)

  21. I’ve seen this around the internets a lot. I always wondered how they do it but I never really dug into it. That is a pretty slick way to do it! Thanks John,

    BTW, I loved you on the Shoemoney podcast!

  22. jtGraphic says:

    Wow, 4 how-to posts in a row 😛

  23. This is really cool. I usually ask my son to design them with Photoshop. It is easy for him but I don’t personally know how to do it. 🙂 Thanks for this much easier way!!

    1. Nice to see that your son is assisting you. This will be really a great pleasure to see your son is helping you in your business.

  24. driver says:

    Great post john, thanks for sharing it with us. I’ll read the rest now.

  25. I am in the process of creating a financial aid guide for students and this may be a good resource for me if I don’t want to spend the time doing it in photoshop myself…

  26. Prefer Photoshop but this is a great resource for the graphically averse.

    Bryan

  27. scheng1 says:

    I actually tried out Lulu.com for self-publishing. It’s so easy to design the ebook cover. However, Lulu.com takes a 20% commission upon sales.

  28. I like this and I will try it on my own ebook. Thanks and way to stick it to Google!

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