$30,000 worth of beautiful premade book covers for indie authors

I spent lots of time looking through premade covers. I find way more than I can ever buy (in my last shopping trip I added over $20,000 in covers to my cart). But I want to share these great deals with other authors, and also keep them altogether in one place in case I’m trying to find them again, so I decided to link to my favorites here.

Please note, many of these are not good enough as is – they have potential or great art, but in many cases (not all) the text would need to be redone to really make the cover as epic as the art suggests.

 

Betwixt

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Exquisitely Covered Books

 

Creatures – ebook and paperback

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Andrei B.

 

Blue Forest – ebook and paperback

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Andrei B.

$200.00

Shadows – ebook and paperback

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Andrei B.

$250.00

Shadows – paperback and ebook

Andrei B.

The Ends of Space

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Covermint

 

 

Tame the Magic

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Covermint

 

Elsa

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Rocking Book Covers

 

Sanctuary

Rocking Book Covers

 

 

 
Straight to Hell

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Ivan Zanchetta
$149.00
$149.00
  The Seeds of Hatred

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Ivan Zanchetta
$149.00
$149.00
× Crusader

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Ivan Zanchetta
$149.00
$149.00
× Abduction

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Grady Earls
$200.00
$200.00
× Warlock

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Grady Earls
$200.00
$200.00
× Porch

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Rocking Book Covers
$60.00
$60.00
× Forgotten

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Grady Earls
$200.00
$200.00
× Zero Hope

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Rocking Book Covers
$60.00
$60.00
× Displays

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Rocking Book Covers
$60.00
$60.00
× The Kingdom

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Grady Earls
$200.00
$200.00
× The Decent

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Grady Earls
$200.00
$200.00
× The Journey

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Grady Earls
$200.00
$200.00
× Cindy

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Book Covers 2 Buy
$120.00
$120.00
× For the Crown

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Victoria Cooper Art
$65.00
$65.00
× The Last Spell

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Winter Editorial Design
$85.00
$85.00
× Mystic Woman

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Creative Book Covers
$90.00
$90.00
× Shattered Glass

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Cover Quill
$145.00
$145.00
× Opaque Divinity

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Ivan Zanchetta
$149.00
$149.00
× Into the Woods

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Book Covers 2 Buy
$120.00
$120.00
× Wolf Ridge

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Plumstone Book Covers
$60.00
$60.00
× Divided Hearts

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RobBridges
$200.00
$200.00
× Contessa

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Victoria Cooper Art
$65.00
$65.00
× Reputation

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Rocking Book Covers
$60.00
$60.00
× Flock of Crows

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Cover Quill
$145.00
$145.00
× Policing

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Rocking Book Covers
$60.00
$60.00
× Magic of Elysyum

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BRoseDesignz
$180.00
$180.00
× Wide Awake

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Joy McGee
$80.00
$80.00
× Warrior biker

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Erica Petit
$290.00
$290.00
× South winds

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Aeternum Designs
$275.00
$275.00
× City of war

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Aeternum Designs
$230.00
$230.00
× Autumn death

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Aeternum Designs
$299.00
$299.00
× Thrall

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Victoria Cooper Art
$65.00
$65.00
× Silent tears

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Aeternum Designs
$285.00
$285.00
× Visionary

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Victoria Cooper Art
$65.00
$65.00
× Rain of leaves

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Aeternum Designs
$275.00
$275.00
× Daria

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Rocking Book Covers
$60.00
$60.00
× Dream World

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matyan90
$50.00
$50.00
× Quiet Wind

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Bukovero
$80.00
$80.00
× Wanderer

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Book Covers 2 Buy
$120.00
$120.00
× The Flight

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Book Covers 2 Buy
$120.00
$120.00
× Hammer of Doom

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Ivan Zanchetta
$149.00
$149.00
× Master of Insanity

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Ivan Zanchetta
$149.00
$149.00
× Dreaming of Adventure

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Exquisitely Covered Books
$120.00
$120.00
× Into the woods

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Raquel Neira Digital Art
$90.00
$90.00
× Secrets

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Harper Design
$75.00
$75.00
× Unspoken

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Harper Design
$75.00
$75.00
× Set Adrift

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Covered Creatively
$75.00
$75.00
× Into The Waves

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Victoria Cooper Art
$65.00
$65.00
× Thorns

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LML Book Covers
$80.00
$80.00
× Midnight

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Victoria Cooper Art
$65.00
$65.00
× Caught in the rain

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Adriatica Creation
$100.00
$100.00
× The Storm

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Book Covers 2 Buy
$120.00
$120.00
× Vampire series three covers

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Erica Petit
$890.00
$890.00
× She was every inch a Queen

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IndiElaborates
$70.00
$70.00
× Spell Bound

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Susan Digital Designs
$90.00
$90.00
× THE STORM

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Ragdoll – Digital Art
$60.00
$60.00
× The Red Queen

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Book Covers 2 Buy
$120.00
$120.00
× Bad Boy

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Erica Petit
$290.00
$290.00
× Torn Ebook Cover

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Ebook Covers Online
$60.00
$60.00
× Wasted Years

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Ivan Zanchetta
$149.00
$149.00
× Awakening

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Rocking Book Covers
$60.00
$60.00
× Warrior night

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Erica Petit
$490.00
$490.00
× Fantasy night

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Erica Petit
$490.00
$490.00
× The Pendulous Wood

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RobBridges
$150.00
$150.00
× Flying

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topbookdesigner
$99.00
$99.00
× Offville

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Rocking Book Covers
$60.00
$60.00
× Arabella

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Victoria Cooper Art
$65.00
$65.00
× Clerical Conspiracy

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Ivan Zanchetta
$149.00
$149.00
× Urban Fantasy

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Love Books
$60.00
$60.00
× Runaway

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Victoria Cooper Art
$65.00
$65.00
× In the Forest

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Book Covers 2 Buy
$120.00
$120.00
× Woman in Blue

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Book Covers 2 Buy
$120.00
$120.00
× Gods of the Time

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Bukovero
$80.00
$80.00
× Book Cover 236

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Ammonia Book Covers
$89.00
$89.00
× Bound Ebook Cover

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Ebook Covers Online
$60.00
$60.00
× Guide to World traveling

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topbookdesigner
$99.00
$99.00
× Fantasy

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topbookdesigner
$99.00
$99.00
× Angel

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topbookdesigner
$99.00
$99.00
× The Curse of the Werewolf

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Winter Editorial Design
$70.00
$70.00
× Fighting Eternity

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Covered Creatively
$75.00
$75.00
× Lakeside

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Victoria Cooper Art
$65.00
$65.00
× The Spirit

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Ivan Zanchetta
$149.00
$149.00
× Dusk – Print & Ebook

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Iskon Design
$89.00
$89.00
× Into the Forest

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Book Covers 2 Buy
$120.00
$120.00
× The Duchess

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Victoria Cooper Art
$65.00
$65.00
× Walls

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Rocking Book Covers
$60.00
$60.00
× Melina

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Rocking Book Covers
$60.00
$60.00
× The Visitor

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Ivan Zanchetta
$149.00
$149.00
× Cover 5

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ArtestudioTeo
$75.00
$75.00
× FURY

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JMN-ART
$50.00
$50.00
× White Queen-full wrap and ebook

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Drop Dead Designs
$70.00
$70.00
× Voices in the sea

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Aeternum Designs
$285.00
$285.00
× Outlander

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Adriatica Creation
$150.00
$150.00
× Free Mind

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matyan90
$50.00
$50.00
× September

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Aeternum Designs
$285.00
$285.00
× Eternal autumn

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Aeternum Designs
$199.00
$199.00
× Far away

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Aeternum Designs
$250.00
$250.00
× Melody

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Aeternum Designs
$240.00
$240.00
× Away of forest

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Aeternum Designs
$230.00
$230.00
× Deputy

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Rocking Book Covers
$60.00
$60.00
× Fuming

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Rocking Book Covers
$60.00
$60.00
× The Voyager-

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Book Covers 2 Buy
$120.00
$120.00
× Deception

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Ivan Zanchetta

 

× Gothic Christmas 001

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Peculiar Perspective
$100.00
$100.00
× Blood Promise

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Camilla Design
$99.00
$99.00
× The Rise of Today

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Everpage Designs
$70.00
$70.00
× Rose

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Victoria Cooper Art
$65.00
$65.00
× Silence

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lady_amarillis
$85.00
$85.00
× Crooked Road

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Cover Quill
$85.00
$85.00
× Archway

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GRUNGYCOVERS
$99.00
$99.00
× Ward 8

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Rocking Book Covers
$60.00
$60.00
× Lifers

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Rocking Book Covers
$60.00
$60.00
× Love Romance

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Graphic Lane
$46.00
$46.00
× Light And Dark

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Enchanted Whispers Art
$75.00
$75.00
× Longing For The Ocean

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Enchanted Whispers Art
$90.00
$90.00
× Montana Magic

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Covermint
$69.00
$69.00
× Inborn Alienation

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Bukovero
$80.00
$80.00
× Room melody

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Aeternum Designs
$250.00
$250.00
× Free spirit

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Aeternum Designs
$199.00
$199.00
× Flings

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Rocking Book Covers
$60.00
$60.00
× Youngsters

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Rocking Book Covers
$60.00
$60.00
× Crazy Lovers

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Rocking Book Covers
$60.00
$60.00
× Only Mine

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Serena Daphn
$79.00
$79.00
× Wizard

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Aeternum Designs
$175.00
$175.00
× Lena

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Rocking Book Covers
$60.00
$60.00
× Butterfly

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WaterFall
$30.00
$30.00
× Wistful

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Book Covers 2 Buy
$120.00
$120.00
× The dark dreams

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Aeternum Designs
$230.00
$230.00
× Book Cover 205

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Ammonia Book Covers
$89.00
$89.00

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dragon Warrior

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Cover Quill
$80.00
$80.00
× So Faraway

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Book Covers 2 Buy
$150.00
$150.00
× DARK HUMANITY

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Juan Padrón
$35.00
$35.00
× Evolution

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Willsin Rowe
$60.00
$60.00
× Trapped

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Book Covers 2 Buy
$120.00
$120.00
× Dark Angel

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Book Covers 2 Buy
$150.00
$150.00
× Book Cover #12 (EBook or Paperback)

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Amy H.C Design
$90.00
$90.00
× Angel of Mercy

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Book Covers 2 Buy
$150.00
$150.00
× Detective – ebook and paperback

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Andrei B.
$150.00
$150.00
× Midnight

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Aeternum Designs
$430.00
$430.00
× Wonders Of North

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RedHoudini Design
Scepter

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Book Covers 2 Buy
$150.00
$150.00
× Warrior biker

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Erica Petit
$90.00
$90.00
× Fantasy night

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Erica Petit
$210.00
$210.00
× Warrior angel

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Erica Petit
$210.00
$210.00
× The Calling

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Victoria Cooper Art
$65.00
$65.00
× ERZSEBET

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London Montgomery Covers
$90.00
$90.00
× Forever- wrap and ebook

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Drop Dead Designs
$70.00
$70.00
× Demon Leap

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Juan Padrón
$40.00
$40.00
× DARK HUMANITY 

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Juan Padrón
$35.00
$35.00
× Trapped

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Book Covers 2 Buy
$120.00
$120.00
× Dream Catcher

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Enchanted Whispers Art
$80.00
$80.00
× Huntress

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Enchanted Whispers Art

 

 

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× Dragon Breath

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Enchanted Whispers Art
$130.00
$130.00
× Myth Wielder

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Covermint
$79.00
$79.00
× The Belladona

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London Montgomery Covers
$80.00
$80.00
× Eyes

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PastFuture
$65.00
$65.00
× The Scapegoat

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Book Covers Art
$150.00
$150.00
× Salem

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Erica Petit
$210.00
$210.00
× X Squad

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arte´ book designs
$60.00
$60.00
× Searching

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Book Covers 2 Buy
$150.00
$150.00
× z-Clouds

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Madelene Martin
$50.00
$50.00
× Tidewater

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Victoria Cooper Art
$65.00
$65.00
× Dream Catcher

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Enchanted Whispers Art
$80.00
$80.00
× The Fair Maiden

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Covered Creatively
$60.00
$60.00
× Vintage

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Victoria Cooper Art
$80.00
$80.00
× A Promise Kept

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Victoria Cooper Art
$65.00
$65.00
× Rose Romance

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Erica Petit
$210.00
$210.00
× Emerald Queen

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Enchanted Whispers Art
$70.00
$70.00
× The Crows

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Enchanted Whispers Art
$80.00
$80.00
 

How to make an ANIMATED book cover that blows people’s minds

Yesterday I saw something on Twitter that blew my mind: it was a promotional image of a book; but inside the book cover the pieces were moving around. It was amazing.

So I started researching animated book covers. I found some examples, looked for tools I could use for making animated gifs, and came up with these.

Animated book cover design, YA fantasy cover by Derek MurphyAnimated book cover design, YA fantasy cover by Derek MurphyAnimated book cover design, YA fantasy cover by Derek Murphy

How to make an animated book cover design that blows people's minds.

How to make an animated book cover design that blows people's minds.

How to make an animated book cover design that blows people's minds.

If you like these covers, can you help me out by pinning them on Pinterest?

If you actually want to READ them, check out my fiction site, Urban Epics.

What good are animated book covers?

They won’t work on Kindle or iBooks (though I’m going to test them anyway, maybe I can find a workaround). But they WILL work on Wattpad, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other social media sites. So whenever you post a promotional picture of your book cover, you could awesomefy it (that’s not a word but it needs to be = make awesome).

Now I just need to learn how to make those animated covers look amazing on a static 3D product shot… I’ll learn that next. The danger is, of course, once I give away all these secrets, everybody is going to do it, so on top of all the author-spam you usually see on Twitter or Facebook, now the images will be moving. It’ll be like Myspace all over again (obnoxious, hard to look at).

So what I should do is keep these secrets to myself, so they only show up on my covers and I have a marketing advantage. But.. I’m not going to. These covers were easy to make, and the tools are cheap. Be extremely cautious, don’t overdo it, but for shits and giggles, here’s a tutorial on designing your own animated covers.

If you like this tutorial and animate your book cover, share your cover on Twitter and tag me: @creativindie so I can see it.

How to make your own animated book covers

Firstly, add some sparkle. I used this site, paid to remove the watermark. It only has a few features, but it plays off the natural light/dark contrast of your book cover, and you can select the areas for some amazing effects.

Here’s a video tutorial.

Secondly, I found DP Animation Maker, a bit more expensive at $37.77, but it can add great effects, especially for light, water and movement.

Animated book cover effect for Michelle Madow's Elementals

Thirdly, I wanted to find a way to morph images, so, for example, a face can blink, or smile. To do that I’d need two or three pictures and merge them together.

Animated gif version of Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave - learn how to make your own animated book cover!


I can do that with http://gifmaker.me. First I have to make the different versions of the cover, then I add the photos and turn them into a gif. I thought this might work especially well to add a “splash” effect with a big quote, review, or description – a little bit of extra sales copy space on your cover image.

How to save/share your animated book covers

The gifs you make can be pretty big; you can try to use Gifmaker’s resizer to make them smaller. If you upload them to Giphy.com the file size doesn’t really matter – Giphy is great for posting on Facebook (if you use a Giphy link it will preview the animated gif, but if you upload the gif straight to Facebook, it won’t play).

However, on Twitter I’d rather just upload the picture directly – Twitter DOES show the animation. A Giphy link works too but it clicks to Giphy, which I don’t like. You can embed the pictures on your website as well, and pin them to Pinterest (where animation works).

Have fun! Remember to tag me if you make your own animated covers so I can see.

Want more tips, book cover design templates and some free books?

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