In section 4 of the “Add new title” page, you can upload a cover that you or someone else has made, or you can launch Cover Creator, Amazon’s free ebook cover tool. This page here on Osmosio walks you through how to use Cover Creator.

Note that Cover Creator is still in its beta stage and may not be available to all authors. And because it is still in beta, I expect that its settings, options, and interface are still subject to change, so what you see when you launch Cover Creator may be different from what you see in the video below. Drop me a line if that is indeed the case.

Launch Cover Creator by clicking the Launch Cover Creator button. Here’s what the button looks like:

Cover Creator

Above: How to launch Cover Creator

The following video (9:44 in length) walks you through the different parts of Cover Creator once you’ve got it open:

 

In the video, I use an image that I found on Flickr. That image is by Flickr user Striatic and can be found here. I found the image by searching on Compfight for Flickr images that allowed commercial use.

And as promised in the video above, below is the list of categories of photos that Amazon provides for us to use. It may be useful if you’re trying to find something specific.

Animals

  • Birds
  • Insects
  • Mammals
  • Pets
  • Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Sealife

Architecture

  • Buildings
  • Doors, Windows, and Stairs
  • Fountains and Bridges
  • Landmarks
  • Ruins
  • Statues and Sculpture

Art Paper

  • Earth Tones
  • Jewel Tones
  • Monochromatic
  • Pastels

Arts and Entertainment

  • Books
  • Celebrity
  • Film and Performance Art
  • Music
  • Visual Art

Backgrounds

  • Abstract
  • Nature
  • Patterns and Textures

Black and White

  • [No sub-categories]

Business and Travel

  • Cities
  • Corporate
  • Transportation

Concepts and Ideas

  • Character Traits
  • Communication
  • Emotions and Moods
  • Religion and Faith

Editorial

  • Finance
  • Journalism
  • Politics

Education

  • College
  • Library and Teaching
  • School

Food and Drink

  • [No sub-categories]

Health and Beauty

  • Alternative Medicine
  • Body Exercise
  • Fashion
  • Makeup

Holidays and Celebrations

  • Events
  • Holidays
  • Parties
  • Weddings and Birthdays

Industry

  • Agriculture
  • Government and Military
  • Manufacturing and Construction
  • Power and Energy
  • Retail

Nature

  • Beach and Water
  • Butts and Sunsets
  • Landscapes
  • Plants and Flowers
  • Rocks and Fire
  • Sky and Celestial
  • Storms and Natural Disasters
  • Trees

Objects

  • Household
  • Man-made
  • Tools
  • Toys

People

  • Adults
  • Babies
  • Children
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers

Relationships

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Love

Science and Medicine

  • Dental and Vision
  • Drugs
  • Equipment
  • Outer Space
  • Rehabilitation
  • Research

Seasons

  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter

Sports and Leisure

  • Games
  • Organized Sports
  • Rest and Relaxation

Technology

  • Computers and Systems
  • Equipment

 

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