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Learn How to Get eBook Cover Graphic Design Jobs

Designing an eBook cover is an easy job for a seasoned graphic designer. This takes come creativity and basic graphic design skills to produce a stunning cover. They say, "Don't judge a book by its cover," however this is so false with eBooks. A cover determines if a potential reader will be interested in downloading the book or not.

A writer may write an exceptional book; however, if this book has a boring cover chances are that it will not catch the attention of readers. Publishing companies have different requirements for their eBooks and one has to consider this as they get into the career.

How to break into freelance EBook cover design

For a graphic designer to break into eBook cover design, you must have the basic skills required for graphic design. You do not require a degree in graphic design for you to start off, but you must have an eye for detail and creativity. You can begin by creating a few covers for yourself and your acquaintances and use this for your portfolio. Any freelance graphic design requires one to have a portfolio, which is the tool they use to market their skills and abilities. Having a website is also highly recommended because this shows a strong sign of professionalism.

Who hires freelance EBook cover designers?

Publishers and online writers hire freelance ebook designers. It is impossible to sell a book without a cover, hence for every book written there is a cover to design. There are also independent self-published writers who hire eBook cover designers; the catch is to know where to find them.

What to charge

Charges for eBook covers vary with the complexity and quantity. For example, a book that requires a lot of image editing will be more expensive to create than one that has more text and color. On the other hand, you may find a client who has written a series of books. For example, basics of cancer treatment series 1, basics of cancer treatment series 2, and so on. This kind of a project may contain a number of eBook cover designs; however, the theme is the same making the job easier. This kind of job will be easier.

The basic charges for ebooks design are hourly, however one may choose to charge a flat fee based on the complexity of the job.

Functions of a freelance eBook cover designer

An eBook cover designer has the duty of designing an eBook cover and incorporating it into the book, making it a complete book.

Equipment and software required by a freelance EBook cover designer

An e book designer requires the same tools and equipment a logo or other graphic designer requires. Invest in a good computer, good internet and a good software collection. The most important software to a designer is Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Indesign. You may choose to invest in the full Adobe Master Collection, as this will allow you to train and break into other areas like web design. Ebook cover design is a very basic skill, and to earn more it is good to learn other sills.

Skills required in a EBook cover designer

An e book designer requires basic graphic design skills. Specifically they have to know how to use Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop for the best results. If there are images involved, the designer must edit them and use them effectively in the design. In-design creates most books and magazines; hence, the designer must be familiar with this software.

Where to look and apply for jobs

As a freelance e book designer, you will find jobs with publishers and online writers. A successful freelance career begins with registering with a website that links employers and service providers. After you have created a portfolio with your best pieces, make it visible online for employers to see.

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