When you buy those larger packs of private label rights content they normally come with ready to go PLR ecovers. Most of them will also have the editable files included as well. While this sounds great you will need to have an editing program such as Photoshop to change the graphics. The two biggest issues with Photoshop is 1) it is expensive and 2) there is a huge learning curve.
Gimp is a free alternative but the problem with this is that you cannot edit the text on these files. So you are still stuck if you want to change the title on the ecover.
PLR ECovers – Quick Tips for Customizing
I know in some of my PLR packs I have often included blank PLR ecovers which my customers have appreciated. These covers allow the user to simply add their own title and author name. This can be done in a variety of ways including using PicMonkey, Paint or Pixlar. In PicMonkey you can also add an effect to your ecover to make it look a little different. Always remember to work from a saved copy so you have the original to refer back to.
Another option would be to hire someone on Fiverr and give them the PSD file. This way they can change the text and make any other changes usually for $5.
Then there are various paid tools that you can use to create stunning ecovers and newsletters. One great tool is the Product Creator Tool, this tool is filled with fantastic templates and the premium version allows you to create and publish 50 ecovers per month. You can also try this tool for free but you only get 5 publishing credits and limited template use. The product creator tool is perfect for the serious business owner that publishes regular reports, ebooks and newsletters each month. These covers are also ready for the Kindle marketplace – no more having to hire an expensive designer. If you are planning on publishing books on Kindle then you may want to seriously look at this option.
Other choices include tools such as My Ecover Creator and a similar one that is offered by Nicole Dean on her Coach Glue site. The My Ecover Creator comes with over 90 book templates. Plus they include lots of background images that you can use. Or you can upload your own image. If you use any of my blank images you could simply upload these, select a template and then add your own text and you have your very own customized ecover. You can download them in 3D and as 2D. With the 2D versions you can change the size and then add text and use them as posters for social media. This way you are getting lots of bang for your buck!
Even if you end up creating a new ecover for your book, the advantage of having the PLR ecover is that it can often help spur ideas for your own designs. You may love the color combinations and want to simply change the text or add a new image. Or you might like the font and want to brand the cover with your own colors.
Personally I am not a great graphics person and as much as I would like to learn how to use Photoshop, it is something that I don’t have time for at the moment.
Do you enjoy creating your own graphics and does the idea of having blank PLR ecovers appeal to you? Let me know in the comments section below.
Thanks for reading.