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Even in the digital world, we still judge books by their covers. Virtual covers are essential for the success of your e-book. Don't believe it? Well, check out books for sale on the Amazon website - ecovers are essential (even for Kindle editions.)

It is difficult sometimes for people to wrap their minds around what a digital product, like an ebook, really is. The best way to help them understand what they are getting is to relate it to something familiar. In this case, a traditional book.

Getting A Cover For Your Ebook

There are 2 basic ways options available to you when it comes to creating covers for your e-books. You can make your own, or you can hire an artist to make one for you.

Your ebook cover is critically important to your success, so don't mess around if your artistic skills are weak. Spend a few dollars and hire an artist to create a professional looking ecover for you.

Ecover artist Vaughan Davidson at Killer Covers is an excellent resource for getting high quality covers created at a very reasonable price. If you don't mind putting in a little more effort, you can use sites like 99Designs, Elance, and ODesk to find artists to do the work for you.

If you've got some skills in the graphics department, you can make your own covers. Photoshop is the the industry standard software for graphics professionals, but it is entirely possible to learn how to create professional quality virtual covers using nothing but free software.

If you have Photoshop, you should invest a few dollars into a collection of Photoshop Ecover Action Scripts to help speed up the process. They will automate most of the work and allow you to focus on designing the cover instead of converting it into a realistic 3D Cover Graphic.

If you don't have Photoshop and you don't want the extra effort required to build an ebook cover using free software tools, make sure to check out this online ebook cover creation tool. You get automated conversion of your design into a variety of virtual product images and lots of other resources.

Get An Ecover For Your Ebook

No matter which option you choose for creating a virtual cover for your ebook, just make sure you get one. Investing a little time and/or money for an ecover graphic will radically improve your chances of ebook marketing success.

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