If you don’t have the time/expertise to make your own book cover, and hiring an artist to custom-build one for you is out of your budget, there is another option out there, the results of which can be just as good as the custom-made option: Pre-made covers.
What is a Pre-made Cover?
Pre-made book covers are beautiful covers designed by professional artists for a specific genre, but not for a specific book. That way, authors can shop through dozens of such covers until finding one which best matches their story. For instance, a pre-made fantasy book cover may contain an epic depiction of a knight fighting a dragon. If your book has such a scene, you can simply purchase the cover, request a few minor changes to the design, add your name, and you’re ready to go.
Pre-made book covers have a few advantages over custom or self-made:
- Options and variety
Instead of working with a single artist, or yourself, you have hundreds of potential covers to choose from.
- The experience
You’d be surprised how much fun it is to scroll through the list of stunning book covers. Sometimes there are so many good options, it’s almost overwhelming!
Getting a pre-made cover is definitely the fastest way to get your cover made, and can be finished even within 24 hours.
Where can I find Pre-made Covers?
While the internet is filled with pre-made covers, these two services stand out in the quality of their covers and their variety:
they also have terrific artists you can work with to have a custom-made cover. They even have a package where they will both form your books interior and design your cover. Definitely worth checking out!
While not all their covers are of the greatest quality, The Book Cover Designer definitely wins in terms of variety and mass quantity. With a whopping 17,000+ covers to choose from, you’re bound to find something you like!