Design Your Own Book Cover Art

There are a lot of talented book cover designers out there but sometimes you prefer to create your own or simply brainstorm ideas of what might be possible. RELAY is the only platform that automatically generates different design options based on the images, colors, and fonts that you upload. In the following example all of these book cover graphics were created on-the-fly. Just imagine what you could create for your next book, ebook, or downloadable novel.

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A few book cover design tips

Before getting started on your book cover design it’s important to focus on the concept first. What’s the single-minded message that you want to convey? Focusing on emotion and visual metaphors will help determine the choice of color palette, photography, and typography. Pay attention to the genre. What do you want your audience to feel when they see your book and how is that tone communicated through the layout and design?

Create a Book Cover in a few easy steps

  1. Log in to RELAY and select "Book Cover" from the layout filter menu or click the button below.
  2. Customize any mood board template by uploading photos, patterns or texture images that you’d like to include.
  3. Add a logo, and change the fonts and colors to match your brand.
  4. Download the final graphic and upload anywhere online.

Less is more for book cover designs

As an author, you probably already understand the importance of keeping your writing focused and not filling it with unnecessary words and ideas. The same goes for your graphics. RELAY’s cover art maker makes it easy to toggle each element on and off until you get the perfect mix. Uploading a clean background photo or turning on the overlay button can help the text to stand out as well. We’re adding new book cover templates all the time so we look forward to seeing what you create!

Design Your Own Book Cover Art