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  • Writer's pictureAmanda Clemmer

How to Get An Awesome Cover (For Free)


It’s no wonder that many writers get bogged down by the very idea of designing a book cover. Everyone judges a book by the cover, and if you don’t do a good job, no one will ever notice your writing or give you a serious chance. Of course, there are online services that can provide book covers for a fee, like But it’s hard to find something that fits your novel to a T, that feels like your story. And investing money in a cover is a gamble.

I have never spent money on a cover. Every year I learn more tricks on how to make a fascinating, authentic book cover that will capture people’s attention while staying honest to my writing. How? Let’s take a look with a trip back in my writing timeline.

Chrononaut Cover





I think this year’s cover is going to be the best yet, though I’m sure I still have a lot to learn. I have never needed to pay for my covers–there are many free backgrounds and photos online, and photo manipulation software can blend them together and filter them to give them a natural look. In addition to that, cover design templates make it easier than ever to find and create a cover that fits your novel perfectly.

What’s your source of great artwork when you need it? Do you know how to create the perfect book cover on a budget? Please share!

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