There's no real way to over-stress the importance of a decent book cover. Many times, it's the first thing – though hopefully not the last thing! – people see of your book.
Below are some resources to help with cover design or finding a designer.
The Fine Print:
- This is not an endorsement of any product or service. I am not affiliated with these various individuals or companies, I receive no commissions from them for linking here, and I am not responsible for their actions or your experience with them in any way.
- The lists below are resources I have personally compiled. I do not accept solicitations for inclusion on these lists.
Resources for Designing Your Own Cover
(Note: Always check commercial licensing restrictions before using fonts)
Free Photoshop Alternative
- Brusheezy (note: commercial licensing availability varies)
- Obsidian Dawn – for brushes, patterns, tutorials (Photoshop and GIMP)
Stock Photography Sources
(Note: Always check commercial licensing restrictions before using a photo)