Design book covers for free in minutes.

Adobe Express makes it easy to create a book cover. Start with a free book cover template or create your own custom cover.

Create your book cover

Save time with stunning free book cover templates.

If you’re self-publishing a book, you’ll know that writing it is only part of the process. You also need to market it, and that requires a descriptive and eye-catching book cover. You may need the expertise of a designer or artist, too – and that’s not cheap. But with Adobe Express, you can create slick, professional book covers from the comfort of your own home.

Create your book cover

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How to make a book cover.

Create your book cover

Design a custom book cover that tells a story.

Every book has an identity of its own, so it’s only right that it has a unique and distinctive cover. You don’t have to worry about making your work stand out from the competition when you have Adobe Express at your disposal. Several customization options allow you to inject your creativity and originality into your book cover. Think about what story you want your book cover to tell. Remember that this is the first impression the reader will have of your book. Try various filters, adjust the color palette, and play around with the other options until your book cover is just right.

Create your book cover

Let Adobe Express be your go-to book cover designer.

Your book is a work of time, effort, and passion. You want to see it impact as many people as possible. The Adobe Express book cover maker helps you design a book cover that captures the essence of your words and displays them to your audience. Best of all, Adobe Express is completely free to use and easy to learn. Unleash the potential of your written word with a book cover that exudes creativity.

Create your book cover

Make a standout book cover in just a few taps.

If you’ve got a story to tell, write a book. And if you want that story to grab the attention of your audience, seal it with a captivating book cover. Making a stunning book cover design with Adobe Express is a great way to easily make book covers, regardless of your design experience. Adobe Express comes with dozens of easy-to-use tools and a user-friendly interface that enable you to make a unique book cover in a matter of minutes.

Explore the free Adobe Express online book cover maker.

Adobe Express is free to use, forever. No credit card is required. Save time and money by using Adobe Express for free on your mobile or desktop device, wherever you go. It doesn’t matter what your own design experience is, either. With the all right tools available at your fingertips, you can bring any idea to life instantly, and make a beautiful book cover design on your own for free.

Promote your new book cover effortlessly.

Once you have the perfect book cover design ready, take the next step and promote it to all your readers. Instantly download your book cover right to your device in various formats. Share it on all your social media channels or export it as a PDF to print for your published copies. Adobe Express makes the entire process from conceptualizing your book cover to promoting it quick and easy.

Frequently asked questions.

What are standard book cover sizes?
Popular book sizes start at 4.25” by 6.87” and range up to 6” by 9” in size. However, you can create a custom size for your book based on your needs. Consider the cover type (paperback or hardcover), number of pages, and genre when making a decision about what size your book should be.
What makes a good book cover?
Keep your design simple and maximize on the cover space so you can catch someone’s attention with your cover from across the bookstore. Use impactful imagery or illustrations and bold typography. Feature a tagline, endorsement, or award to provide context for people considering your book.
What kind of images should I use on my book cover?
Make sure your images are high quality and the correct resolution for printing. Also confirm that you have the rights to use any images you feature on your cover. Use our Photoshop-worthy effects to enhance, edit, or add filters to your image.
Can I create my own book cover template?
Any new or existing project can be turned into a shareable template. Open your project, choose the Share option in the top right, and follow the prompts to make your own template. Access your templates from your library and share with collaborators.
Can I get Adobe Express for free? If so, what’s included?
Yes, Adobe Express has a free plan that includes core features like photo editing tools and effects and thousands of free templates. Learn more about our plans and pricing.