Book Cover Design
Your publishing package or self-publishing company may or may not include an original book cover design for your new book. Before you commit to anything, make sure you can view the cover templates they offer and use your own judgment on how professional you think they look. These days, it’s easy to find other professional cover templates online that you can customize yourself and make it unique to your book.
Additionally, you may want to look at Amazon.com to what the other covers in your genre look like. The top results they show are almost always the top selling books, so it’ll give you a good idea of the color and concepts that are popular and selling right now.
Usually, the book templates offered by the self-publishing company are not going to be as good as what you can find on your own, and you can bet they’ve been used by literally thousands of other books. While you don’t want to try to make your own book cover (unless you know what you’re doing), you also want to choose carefully when you’re going to buy a book cover design. Not all book cover designers are created equally.