How to Create a 3D eBook Cover

In this post I would like to share with you how to create a 3D book cover for your
eBook. 3D book covers are perfect when you are giving an eBook away as a free gift, advertising your eBooks online and when self publishing your Kindle book on Amazon. I have personally found that converting my Kindle book cover to 3D helps to sell more books. The reason for this is that when your book is displayed with other related books, a 3D cover stands out and therefore grabs the attention of the prospective buyer.

To create a 3D book cover we shall be using Pixlr free online editor http://pixlr.com/editor/ and a 3D blank template of a book cover.

Click here to download the 3D cover which I use. To download, Right Click on your mouse and Save As.


Step 1Click Open Image from Computer and import the blank 3D book cover.

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Step 2Click Open Image as Layer in the Layer drop down and import your normal 2D book cover.3d Ebook Cover



Step 3 – Click Free Distort in the Edit drop down.

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Step 4 – Shape your book cover by using the 4 corner adjustment points as highlighted in red.

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Step 5 – Click on ‘File’  in the top menu and confirm ‘Apply These Changes’. And finally click ‘Save’ under ‘File’ in the top menu and save your 3D book cover to your PC.


That’s it, 5 steps to create a 3D book cover in minutes for free!

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  1. JR

    I love you!!! This saved me lots of money on hiring a designer, how easy, this is the post I have read all week!!!

    Thank you very very much!

  2. Darren Ackers

    Thanks JR, glad you found this post useful.

  3. Raquel

    Awesome! You saved me time a money. Thank you so much!

  4. Monna Ellithorpe


    You are an angel sent to me with this tutorial. I needed to recreate a book cover and was not sure how to do it. Typed in Google and found your post.

    First try wasn’t so great but I know I can do it after a night of good sleep.

    Thanks so much. Monna

  5. Robert Scott-Norton

    Thanks so much for this. Managed to get a result I was happy with in about five minutes.

  6. faithljustice

    Thanks for the post, Darren–very helpful!

    1. Darren Ackers

      You’re welcome, thank you.

  7. HELEN

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

    1. Darren Ackers

      Cheers Helen

  8. Korets


    1. Darren Ackers

      You’re welcome Korets. Thank you

  9. Gina Marie Long

    I LOVE YOU! I’m so happy with the results! I already had my image/cover made, and simply wanted to plop it onto a “book cover”… but I had spent probably 7 hours over the last few days messing with OTHER sites, trying to use something FREE, and most ended up not being free in the end or gave crappy results. Thankfully I stumbled upon your site after revising Google searching for the umpteenth time! I swear it only took 3 minutes with your suggestions & I was DONE! YAY! THANK YOU, Darren!!

    1. Darren Ackers

      That’s great news Gina. Good luck with your writing.

  10. Traci


    Thank you for the tutorial.
    I am wondering if there is an easy way to remove the white that shows on the outskirts of the image?

    1. Darren Ackers

      Hi Traci

      I just emailed you and thought you were referring to another tutorial – my error! You could try saving the image as a .png file. I have never tried this, I always add the image to a white background.

  11. Ben

    Great info! Big help – Thank you much.
    – Ben

    1. Darren Ackers

      Thanks Ben

  12. Cindy

    Wow! You get a gold medal. Love this!

  13. Ricardo

    Thank you. This was simple to do and the results were perfect.

    1. Darren Ackers


  14. Vidette Vanderweide

    Wow, wee!!

    This post is absolutely invaluable. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

    1. Darren Ackers

      You are welcome

  15. Chris

    Just saved me so much time! Thanks!

    1. Darren Ackers

      Thanks Chris

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