Ebook mockups are by far the best way to present your ebooks to your audience.
With millions of ebooks being written and published every day, you need a unique way to present your ebook and stand out from all the noise on the internet.
Traditionally, you will have to hire and pay a graphics designer to design your ebook mockup using software like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign. While this is not such a bad idea, not everyone can afford to pay a professional to design your ebook mockup.
One common mistake I see quite often is people using their ebook covers directly on email campaigns, social media promotions or their websites as a lead generation tool. The problem with this approach is that you end up with an ebook design that is not visually appealing and may not grab your audience attention.
The good news is that there are lots of free online ebook mockup generators that you can start using today to create stunning ebook mockups your audience will love you for. All you need is your ebook cover in jpeg or png format and you're good to go.
In this article, I will share with you my top 5 free online ebook mockup generators you can use today.
Be sure to read the entire article cos number 5 on this list is my absolute favourite.
1. DIY Book Covers
Simply put, DIY Book Covers is one of the most popular 3D ebook mockup online generators available online.
There are lots of 3D design templates to choose from that covers a variety of design styles including;
- 3D book cover
- Amazon Kindle
- IPad and IPhones
You can also create composite designs that include a combination of these mockups.
To create your ebook design with DIY Book Covers, simply click here or visit https://diybookcovers.com/3Dmockups/ on your browser.
Make sure you already have your ebook cover designed and saved as a JPEG or PNG file.
If you are having issues designing your ebook cover, you are welcome to take this free ebook design course using Canva which is available on Kobocourse.
Open https://diybookcovers.com/3Dmockups/ on your browser and choose a template.
You can select the composite tab if you wish to create an ebook mockup that covers various devices.
For this example, I will be using the composite option, this will help you better understand how your ebook mockup will look once you are finished.
So click on the composite tab and choose any design you fancy then click the next button.
Click on browse and select your ebook cover design from your file explorer and then click on upload.
Finally, click on next and choose the file format (PNG or JPEG) you will like to download. If you plan on placing your ebook mockup on a different background, please select the PNG file format as this comes with a transparent background.
Placeit by Envato is another powerful online tool for generating ebook mockups. Although some of their beautiful templates require a monthly paid subscription of $14, the available free mockup templates are equally useful.
One of the features I love about Placeit is the ability to place your ebook design into various context such as in the hands of a reader, on a desk or as a standalone book.
With Placeit, you have unlimited choices for your ebook mockup which will help you stand a world apart from the crowd.
To get started with Placeit, simply click here or visit https://placeit.net/book-mockup-generator on your browser.
Browse through hundreds of templates and select the one you like best or the one that fits your needs.
Click on insert image and select your ebook cover design. You can also add some text to your ebook mockup design by providing additional text in the text box as shown in the image below.
You can then resize the text and position it exactly where you want it in your design. You can also add multiple texts and change the background colour or text colour as you wish.
Optionally, you can add other graphic elements to your ebook mockup but ensure you don't draw too much attention away from your ebook itself.
Once you are happy with the look and feel of your ebook mockup design, click the free download button and select the free download option. This will generate your ebook mockup and save it to your computer or smartphone.
If you are looking for a quick, easy to use ebook mockup generator, you can never go wrong with Adazing. This free ebook mockup tool (premium lifetime access also available) is simply the best.
You have lots of templates to choose from on the free plan and hundreds more on the premium plan.
If you run a podcast and you are looking for a mockup to promote your podcast, Adazing has you covered.
To get started, simply click here or copy this link to your browser https://www.adazing.com/cover-mocks/
Select a mockup template that you feel works best for you.
Enter your email address and upload your ebook cover design and click send me my design.
Download your ebook mockup and you are good to go. It's that simple with Adazing.
A quick side note is that once you select a template, you cannot change it to a different one but, a little hack is to clear your browser cookies and you will be able to select a different template.
Although clearing of browser cookie is beyond the scope of this article, here is a great resource to help you out.
Although mockdrop.io is not specifically designed for ebook or magazine covers, I included it in this list for people who want to showcase their ebooks covers on electronic devices.
Mockdrop is a free online mockup tool that allows you to display content on various electronic devices such as TV screens, smartphones, tablets, laptops and even smartwatches.
This can be very useful if you want to display your ebook in the context of a reader using any of these devices.
Mockdrop is equally easy to use but pay special attention to the display size of the mockup you want to use as this may affect the overall look of your ebook mockup design.
To get started using Mockdrop, simply click here or copy and paste this link into your browser https://mockdrop.io/
Browse through their collection of mockup templates and choose the one that is most appropriate for your need.
Click inside the display area of the mockup template you've chosen and select your ebook cover design.
Once your ebook cover is displayed on the blank screen, click on download mockup to begin the download process.
The mockup design will be saved to your computer or smartphone once the process is completed.
Smartmockup is my absolute favourite of all the free mockup tools available online.
They have mockups for almost any use case like packaging, prints, apparels, home and living spaces and a host of others.
If you are looking for unique designs for your ebook mockup, there are hundreds of free templates to choose from.
What makes smartmockup stand out from the rest is the sheer number of designs that they have and if you know how to use free design software like Canva, you can combine mockups and create truly amazing designs.
To get started with smartmockup, simply click here or visit https://smartmockups.com/ from your browser.
On the smartmockup website, select prints then click books. You can also select magazines if you want to display the internals of your ebook.
Some mockups require the front and back covers of your ebook and others may require the spine design of your ebook. Be sure to have the relevant images ready before choosing a mockup.
Upload your ebook cover in the appropriate sections provided, this depends on the mockup design you have chosen. Also, ensure that you are using the proper dimensions for your design so that it looks good once you are done.
Once you are done uploading the proper images in the right places, click on download and your mockup will be saved to your laptop or smartphone device.
I hope you found this article helpful and are ready to start using them to generate beautiful ebook mockups.
While these are only a handful of free ebook online mockup tools available, it is a good start for anyone looking to create appealing ebook covers that your audience will love.
Let me know your preferred mockup tool in the comment section below.
If there are any other online mockup website you feel should be on this list, please drop it in the comment section below, I will be happy to take a look.
Until next time, stay safe.