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 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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24 thoughts on “How to Create a 3D eBook Cover

  1. 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. Sir,

    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

  3. 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!!

  4. Hi,

    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?

    • 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.

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