Canva's book cover maker makes book covers amazingly simple to design – even for non-designers.

Design an Original Book Cover

Design a professional book cover for free

You’ve done the hard work and created an amazing book. Make sure it sells out by creating an awesome cover design!

Canva’s free book cover maker is ridiculously easy to use – even for the novice or not-so-tech-savvy writer. Our book cover maker allows you to choose from hundreds of layouts, making it easier than ever to create a memorable cover.

How to make a book cover in under 5 minutes

  1. Open Canva and select the “Kindle Cover” design type or insert your own custom dimensions
  2. Choose from our library of professionally designed layouts
  3. Upload your own photos or choose from over 1 million stock images
  4. Fix your images, add stunning filters and edit text
  5. Save and share

Customize your book cover to suit your book genre

  1. Change the images. Upload your own images or choose from our stock library of over 1 million photographs, graphics and illustrations.
  2. Change the fonts. Choose from of over 130 fresh fonts.
  3. Change the background. Choose a background from our library or use an image.
  4. Change the colors. Change the color of your text boxes and text to add extra flair.

Choose from our library of premium stock photography

If you have your own photographs or graphics you would like to use, you can upload them to Canva for free. Once your images are stored in your library, you can use them as many times as you like.

Canva also gives you access to a library of over 1 million stock images, graphics and illustrations. Many of these images are also free, while premium images are all priced at just $1. Using professional photography will allow you to create a high quality book cover that’s ready for Kindle and other ebook sites. There are no recurring fees once you’ve published your high quality design.

Create a professional book cover without hiring a designer

Canva’s collection of book cover layouts is the best on the web! Our team of awesome designers have worked hard to create quality layouts which will help your book look professional and sell out. You won’t need to spend hundreds hiring a designer when you create your own awesome cover in Canva’s book cover maker.

Promote your book with Canva

To share your book cover with your friends and colleagues, simply click the ‘Share’ button on the top right of the editor. This will allow you to share your design on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more.

FAQ

Do I need to download Canva?

Simply head on over to www.canva.com to start creating your amazing book cover. You don’t need to download Canva, just create an account and log in.

If you want to download on the go, download our iPad app. It’s free to purchase from the Apple store.

Can I print my book cover design?

Save your book cover as a PDF to print it in stunning high resolution. If you’ve used paid elements from Canva’s library you can go ahead with a print run of up to 2000 copies. If you’re creating a cover for an e-book, you can share and sell it as many times as you like.

How does collaboration work in Canva?

If you’re working in a team or with a co-author, you might need to collaborate. To allow other people to edit your design, tick the box next to ‘Share/email as an editable design’. This will give them access to edit your design in their personal Canva account.

There are watermarks on my design. How can I remove them?

Watermarks are used to brand or to protect paid images that are owned by the photographer. After creating your design in Canva, simply click the Download button and choose to export your design as an image or PDF.

As this point you will be prompted to pay for any images within your design. Once you do, your image or PDF will download straight to your computer without the watermarks.