As a self-published author, creating a book cover image can seem challenging if you’ve never done it before.

That’s partly because creating great, original book cover images is an art form that takes lots of learning and practice — and taste! — as well as an understanding of genre conventions and the latest trends.

But creating a good-enough-for-now book cover image is a very different story!

If you’re starting a new book, and you don’t have the budget yet to hire a professional cover designer, you can use popular tools like Keynote, and image archives like Unsplash, to make a…

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