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Online Ecover and Graphic Design - Save Time and Money Without Losing Quality

Sep 17, 2008
When you visit a website and they are trying to sell you something, it is not just the text that influences you. Is it? Once you can admit to yourself that you are influenced by professional looking website graphics, then it is easy to see why you need professional looking graphics for your own sites and ebooks.

You would not buy an amateurish looking ebook from an amateurish looking site, so why should you expect people to buy from you if your products do not look professional.

No longer do you have to worry about paying a graphic designer a fortune for graphics. There are websites online where you can design ecovers and other site graphics.

The benefits of these design sites are:

- They are relatively cheap- You could pay a graphic designer to design your ebook covers and logos, but graphic designers are expensive. Online, you can cheaply design your graphics and the major cost you will see is time. However, after some practice you should be able to design your graphics quickly and easily.

- You do not have to worry about out of date software and dated designs- When promoting cheap graphic design options, some people recommend getting ebook cover software. These can be beneficial if you can download regular updates, but some software packages may not allow these downloads.

This can lead to you having out of date software. The problem with out of date software is that this can lead to your graphics looking "dated".

- You can see instantaneous results- Another major benefit of online cover design is that you can see almost instantaneous results, no matter where you are in the world. Just make your design and download its straight away and it is ready for use.

Online ecover and graphic design sites are great/ However, you need to make sure you look for a site with good support features such as an easy to understand and downloadable user guide.

The purpose of this article is not to tell you why you need a professional ebook cover. It is assumed that you already understand the importance of an ebook cover- it boosts your brand, it helps in marketing and it will make you more money. I know you already knew this. However, it is not as simple as just sticking any old words and pictures on the front page of your ebook.

You need to:

- Make sure you use an easy to read font and text size- There is no point in having an ebook cover if people cannot read it. Do not use flowery fonts that are hard to understand. Use an easy to read font and write your title in large text.

- Make sure you use bold colors but do not make a rainbow- Red, yellow, blue and black are bold colors that should be used in your ebook cover. Tests have shown that they are appealing to consumers. You should avoid gray and other dull colors like green or brown. Also, you need to ensure that you do not use too many colors on your ebook cover. A rainbow would be off-putting.

- Try and make your ebook cover three dimensional- A physical book is three dimensional and subconsciously you want your prospects to feel the same way about your ebook as they would a physical book. A good way to do this is to ensure that your ebook cover contains a three dimensional image. If you make your cover three dimensional, this is also effective when you use a picture of your cover to advertise on your website.

As you know, a professional looking ebook cover design is important. This article has provided you with some great tips on how to improve your ebook covers and boost your profits.
About the Author
Thomas is a Direct Response Graphic Designer. You can see his latest sites here: Online eCover Generator and eCover Action Scripts Package
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