If you take a look at our sales page for The Fastest Way to Write Your Book here you’ll notice that we’ve changed the cover image from the standard flat look to a 3D book-like look. Very nice it is too. But not only is it much nicer, sales have actually doubled since we changed the image!
As this is obviously a very important tip, I thought I’d share it with you. It should also work for e-books, magazines, e-zines, software, CDs, DVDs, etc.
Getting the 3-D look only took a couple of minutes and didn’t cost anything.
You will need a copy of Adobe Photoshop (version 6 or later). Photoshop is at version CS3 now (which I think is equivalent to version 10). You can get older versions quite cheaply on eBay or Amazon – I got my copy of v6 on eBay. Or you can download the free 30 day trial of the latest version from Adobe.com and use that instead.
Then download the free e-book cover script from here and follow the instructions to install and run it.
I’ll be using it a lot from now on!
Dave Haslett, ideas4writers, www.ideas4writers.co.uk