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Bring your book to life even before going to press. With Canva’s online book mockup generator, you can easily visualize your design for free. It’s the perfect tool whether you’re finalizing the look of your book or generating pre-order buzz for your publication.

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Create a book mockup that gets readers excited

An excellent manuscript may take years to write, edit, and polish, but thankfully, a stunning book mockup doesn’t take as long. With Canva’s book mockup generator, you can preview how your book looks within minutes, with no design background necessary.

Use Mockups(opens in a new tab or window) on Canva to help you in every stage of your book publishing process. Test your initial ideas, present proposals to authors and clients, or use your final mockup for marketing purposes. Canva’s book mockup generator allows you to make a 3D book mockup that looks and feels polished and realistic—so true to life that it makes readers want to reach into the screen and flip through the pages with excitement.

How to make a book mockup

Create a book mockup

Open Canva on the app or your preferred web browser. Click Apps, then choose Mockups. Type “Books” into the search bar or click on the Print tab and choose Books.

Browse the free book mockups in the gallery. Filter your search by category: portrait books, square books, hardcover books, or softcover books. Then, select your chosen template.

Click Select, then choose an uploaded image or existing Canva design to use in your mockup. If you want to use a new image, select Upload to upload a new JPG or PNG file.

Click Adjust image to scale, flip, and align your design on the mockup template. Once you’re happy with the changes, hit Save to preview your book mockup.

Click Save mockup to finalize your design. Select Download to save it as an image file. Or use it in another Canva design project by clicking Use in a design.
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Lifelike book mockup templates at your fingertips

Excited to see how your book cover will look in the palm of your hand? No need to add to your publishing cost by printing a sample cover. Canva’s book mockup generator allows you to go beyond your imagination by providing realistic-looking book mockups in every style: hardcover, paperback, square book, or portrait cover.

Create a mockup for every edition and see how it will look in the hands of a reader or on a shelf. Simply choose a book mockup template, then upload your cover design. You can make a variety of lifelike mockups in seconds.

Polish your mockup book with ease

Want readers to clamor for your book release? Make them feel as though they can already touch the real thing. Add more life to your book mockup by maximizing the Mockups tools and features on Canva. Make quick adjustments to your mockup’s size, alignment, and overall appearance with a few clicks. Then, save your design in your Canva account so you can access and edit it anytime you want.

Showcase your book cover mockup your way

Once everything is finalized in the book mockup maker, use your mockups for all levels of your book promotion. Create a one-page Canva site for pre-orders or send an exclusive sneak peek to your newsletter subscribers. Design social media posts to spark curiosity online, or use the mockups when you reach out to book reviewers. Unveil your upcoming book by using your beautiful mockups in any marketing material you can create with Canva.


A 3D mockup book is a digital rendering of a book to make it look like a physical copy placed in a real-life setting, like a table, shelf, or even in the hands of an actual reader. It’s a cost-efficient marketing tool that allows you to create ads and marketing materials for your book before you produce a physical copy.

Many design apps can help you create a book mockup. But if you don’t want to install new software, you can easily create a book mockup with our free book mockup maker.

Ideally, you already have a book cover design before creating your mockup. But if you don’t have one, you can easily create a book cover from our free templates. Then, superimposing the image on one of our mockup templates is easy. Select a template, add your cover design, and adjust the size, alignment, and general appearance as desired.

To make a mockup of a book cover, think of your book’s genre and target audience. Discover the types of covers that resonate with your ideal readers, but don’t stick to the trends. What’s important is to strike a balance between your vision and visuals that appeal to your readers. To get more design ideas and inspiration, browse our book cover templates. You can filter your options based on theme, style, or color palette.
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