If you are an aspiring e-book publisher, one of the first things you need to consider is whether or not you will purchase a template from an online optical store. The truth of the matter is that some authors do prefer to have their own covers designed and created for their books. After all, it is the covers which help sell the book. And if you can design your own cover, why not do so? Besides, after you have spent your time and gotten several quotes from various photographers, it would be very easy for you to design your own ebook covers.
You can either download or purchase templates from an online source that offers free cover designs. However, before you go ahead and download one from the Internet, you may want to check out the terms and conditions of the website, because some of these templates, while they may be free, do require you to pay a fee in order to download them. Although there are some that allow you to use the design for free as long as you include a link back to the site, there are others that require you to pay a one-time fee for the use of the template.
Also keep in mind that some of these websites only offer a small number of cover designs. If you download one from such a website, you will need to either resize it or reorder it after a certain period of time, which is quite inconvenient, isn’t it? In this regard, if you are going to use a free cover template, you can always use the ‘resize’ option available in the right-click menu on the cover page. There are also those that allow you to download the design by giving you the option of using a different image file name. Keep in mind that you can always use the original images found in the e-books instead of the ones that have been modified.