Design Tips for eBook covers to Boosts Sales of your eBook
What are eBook covers? These are the wraps for the 3D images of your eBooks. The eBook covers make digital books appear as real books. As readers can’t touch and feel an eBook, its cover is the only way that connects them with the book.
EBook covers are the paths that can lead buyers to your eBook digital checkout counter. Treat the covers as a marketing tool. If the covers have a poor appeal, your eBook venture can take a nose dive. This can be true, no matter the good quality of your content. To ensure the success of your eBooks, wrap them with beautiful eBook covers. Choose the background, colors, fonts, text, illustrations and photos for the eBook covers that create a visual impact.
Here are some tips on how to design eBook covers:
Analyze the profile of your audience: Before you pick the nuts and bolts for your eBook cover, get a good handle on the traits of your buyers. What is their age group? Are they college graduates? Do they have a liberal or conservative outlook? The answers to such and other questions that throw the light on your buyers’ characteristics give a strong foundation for the design of your eBook covers. The knowledge of your buyers also helps you decide on a traditional or a contemporary design.
Background: Create a background collage with photographs that sync well with your content. Set the art opacity to a value that gives focus to the foreground elements. Solid blocks of colors or color gradients is another option for the background. Use an illustration, if it best meets your needs.
Colors: Select professional colors for the background and the foreground items. These include the title, tag line, key points and others. The profile of the readers of your eBooks should also drive the choice of colors. Make sure the colors for the foreground and background are distinct. Such a design technique makes the text legible.
Graphics: Photographs, illustrations and clip-art are the backbone of the design of your eBook covers. Graphics have the power to attract readers and impact them in an emotional way. Use photographs also to reduce the text content.
What are the guidelines to use graphics? It includes: 1. Use photographs or other art that have a good match with the theme of your eBook. Otherwise, graphics will distract users. It means lost opportunities for sales. 2. Do not use larger size graphics. This applies particularly to photos. Why? It’s because the larger size photos take more time to download. 3. Optimize the graphics for web display. You can accomplish this task with software like Photoshop.
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