Bodacious, Badass Book Covers

If any of these covers were men to me, they would be Sam Elliott. Or Kit Harrington. Leonardo Di Capprio. Charlie Hunnam. Gerard Butler.

Okay, all of the above... So besides clearly having an inscrutable, eclectic taste in men, what am I saying?

That these covers have ROCKED MY WORLD. I fell head over heels in lust with them. And really, I don't say that much. As a cover design specialist for 18 years, I'm super-highly judgmental about design. I don't just love any new bright and shiny thing that crosses my path. Except shoes.

But the real reason why I'm so gaga for these designs is because they are different. And being different works for them. They are daring, bold, and they break all those staunch, traditional rules about how "design should be." Pish.

Book cover design should be eye-catching; burned down into the core of a viewer's skull...a drug that entices...that has that magnetic, psychic ability.

Gone are the days of inside-the-box conventionality. With the self-publishing boom came a new era of self-confidence; a courageous, fearless, adventurous commonwealth of publishing pioneers who continue to break new ground and set their own rules. 

Another reason I love these designs is because they are so eloquently executed. They epitomize a cover's purpose: To Draw Attention. Although deliberately callow, these compositions emanate a subliminal, alluring sophistication that appeals to the masses. They also meet the fundamental criteria for actually getting noticed: Bold colors, large fonts, and simple, albeit cleverly twisted layouts. 

I see this 'disheveled' look gaining more popularity in the months to come—especially in the fiction arena, as more and more authors lay claim to their own unique, memorable branding. It will certainly be exciting to see what new design trends emerge from these bodacious, audacious authors and artists.

We Need Kickass Cover Designers

How would you like to earn some nice passive income as our design partner?

Here’s the deal:

Due to customer requests, we have decided to open the doors to our cover templates gallery.

You see, most of our author (and many designer) customers like to use our templates to jump-start their cover creations, but until now, we have only sold our cover templates as a package with the Deluxe version.

We’ve heard from a lot of people who tell us they love the program and would like to use templates, but don’t want to pay for the entire deluxe package.

So, we have decided to make our gallery available for a-la-carte purchases.

And… since we know a lot of you rock at designing gorgeous covers, we thought, why not offer this opportunity to anyone who would like to earn some sweet recurring cash…

That said, here’s our proposal to you, Rockstar Cover Designer:

Help us grow our gallery with your stunning e-book covers. You can send us as many as you like - unlimited submissions.

In turn, your cover(s) are featured in our Kindle Templates Gallery and embedded with your information, so that whenever someone purchases your cover, you receive 100% of the profit.

We take nothing. 

Right now, we just want to focus on populating our gallery with lots of great designs for our customers!

All of our templates are resold, because no two people have ever had two exact designs using our program. The templates only serve as a professional creative direction. So that means not only can you design an unlimited number of templates, but your income from each template is unlimited. 

Sooo... What’s the catch?

Just have a copy of BookCreative. That’s it.

Judging from the response we’ve received from customers so far, we expect this to explode in popularity, and fast.

Later, we will be charging a monthly membership fee, and possibly take a small percentage of each sale.

However, we will waive all these fees to anyone who signs up before the end of this month (March 31st). And you will be grandfathered in—forever.

Plus -- Your covers will always be at the forefront of our gallery.
First come, first served!

Hurry - this offer ends March 31st…

Already have a copy of BookCreative? Contact us!

Introducing a-la-carte Kindle Templates

Good news: Our Kindle templates gallery is now open to anyone with a copy of BookCreative!

Right now, select from dozens of our pre-made designs, set to correct Kindle specifications. Each element is on its own layer for easy editing.

All photos and fonts are free for both commercial and personal use.

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Graphic Designers:
There's also a great opportunity for designers to earn some nice passive income creating templates for our gallery, and keep 100% of income earned for each sale. For more information, contact us at info@bookcreative.com.

How To Design A Cover for Kindle (It's easier than you think)

Today, someone asked me how to create a cover for Kindle (KDP) in BookCreative.

There seems to be a lot of outdated and general misinformation out there about Kindle cover specifications, so I went directly to the Source:

According to Amazon's KDP: "To ensure the best quality for your image, particularly on high definition devices, the height of the image should be at least 2,500 pixels. Ideal dimensions for cover files are 2,560 x 1,600. The minimum image size allowed is 1,000 x 625 pixels. The maximum image size allowed is 10,000 x 10,000 pixels and your image must be less than 50M."

Well, there you have it! I created a couple templates based on these dimensions. Just open, plug in your cover content, and export as a JPG or TIFF file.

Download the 2560x1600 Kindle Template (BookCreative .bcd format)
Download the 1000x625 Kindle Template (BookCreative .bcd format)

Current Users: You can also find these on the http://www.bookcreative.com/update page.

To Beautiful Books!

xoxo