If a cover image doesn't adhere to our recommended specs, we may convert it to meet retailer requirements.
Canva is the best tool we’ve found for authors who want to design their own covers. Canva’s Kindle Cover template allows you to create a professional-looking cover for free (or nearly free, at around $1), with no required downloads.
You can create your cover on Canva by signing up directly on canva.com. You can also make a cover on Canva through Pronoun by clicking “Design a cover with Canva.”
You can visit Build Your Team to browse our list of recommended cover designers (as well as editors, copy editors, and book marketing specialists).
While it might sound counterintuitive, it’s just as important for your cover to fit in as it is to stand out. If your cover catches a reader’s eye while reflecting the characteristics of the genre, your book is more likely to speak to readers.
That’s why we make it easy to compare your book’s cover to similar bestsellers. Select a category and click on the Traditionally Published and Independently Published links that appear to view your uploaded cover beside popular books in that genre.