Continuing on the topic of book covers . . . as previously mentioned, you can employ a designer (spend a few dollar$) or do it gratis. Your choice.
In the last post, I’d commented upon one site that had caught my eye and that if it was as awesome as I thought it might be, I’d share. So return I did, with the intention of downloading constructive info and items to promote my next Triple Threat Investigation Agency novel, “Forever Poi”.
The first thing you see on the site is a variety of e-book cover templates. Pick whichever one you like and continue. Provide a little personal information and then select your cover image by uploading a file. You receive a mock-up in your Inbox. Easy-peasy. Love it.
And what’s not to love about (and get excited over) the loads of complimentary stuff like tips and templates, and even an impressive-sounding media kit? Everything appears to be—yes, can you spell it? F-r-e-e. Splendid! But how can this be!?
It can’t. <LMAO> After browsing a wee while and requesting one of the free items, I was swept into a vid requesting $$ (not a lot, not a little) to acquire additional “valuable” material. The actual download, once I managed to locate it (don’t ask), provided maybe one or two useful tips. Maybe.
If you’re seeking to do a no-cost cover, or in quest of free author/writer assistance, please do that due diligence I constantly refer to.
Yes, most definitely, you can get a free cover—and a truly awesome one at that—but first get to know who and what you’re dealing. Read reviews and appraisals. Check out sites thoroughly.
Be(come) informed. Learning doesn’t have to be a trial, so have some fun doing so. The site that promised so much, but delivered very little, certainly provided me with a few chuckles. <still LMAO>