So you want help with your eBook cover design. Well you've come to the right place. This entire site was set up to help you make the best possible e-book cover and the articles will guide you in the right direction. The videos show you step by step how to do the graphical part of the design, but the articles truly get you started on the right path before you do anything else. Click here to learn more about try this.
The first step in your eBook cover design is to decide what you truly want to accomplish with your design. For most of us we just want as many sales as possible and that's what the focus of this site is. How we go about this is a three step process. First, we figure out our target market. Second, we research what appeals to them. And finally, we create an eBook cover design that not only represents our e-book but hits our target market's hot buttons. Easy as pie isn't it.
First, who is your target market? Well that depends on what your eBook is about. If you are writing about "how to make money" then your market covers many demographics. If you are writing about weight loss then your market is 90% women of a particular age. I you have a hunting guide then you are appealing to men of certain age and economic background. This is the key to your marketing efforts. Once you focus in on your target market you can begin to formulate your sales plan. Sometimes your target market is not who you intended to target in the first place. That scenario, however, is for another discussion.
Second, what appeals to your target market? Well the internet is full of research tools to help you in this area. In fact, you may use this information to upsell or even market different products to them down the road. One such tool is Alexa. How you use Alexa is that you put in the websites that dominate your niche and look at what else their traffic searches for and what other websites they visit. You then use that information for future marketing efforts and/or choosing graphics for your eBook cover design.
Once you know what appeals to your target market you can now start collecting photos, graphics and headlines. Your research should include what your competitors are doing, especially the really big ones. You can then emulate their ebook cover design layouts, colors, headlines etc. to create your own ebook cover. If you need help putting the pieces together you should watch the ebook cover tutorial. You'll learn how to extract graphics, layer them, and create effects and the like. You will learn everything you possible need to create awesome looking ebook covers. This stuff is so flexible you can make minor variation to split test your ebook covers to see which one sells best. For more info visit album cover design.
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