Why did I Change the Cover?
I realize from the popularity of the posts on this blog that people want to earn money. Some people want to learn about the ins and outs of the blogging industry first and then make money, but more folks want the cold hard cash.
My book provides the fundamentals of blogging (according to Felicia) and how to get started making money. I share some of my tips and methods for monetizing my blogs. I truly believe the information contained therein is helpful.
Did the Content Change?
No. The content is the same except for the footer that previously read No Job for Mom’s Blogging for Beginners and now reads Make Money Blogging.
What Did I Use for the New Cover?
For the old cover, I used a free online service. All you need to do is upload your 350 x 400 pixel photo and it will create a book cover image for you to copy and paste onto your book.
For the new (and more professional looking) cover I used eCover Creator 3D Software. It’s an online software which costs $47 (one-time charge for unlimited use). eCover Creator offers a basic selection of modifiable book covers which can be used to create CD, DVD, soft or hard book covers and more.
Why I Chose eCover Creator 3D Software
I chose eCover Creator 3D because it’s inexpensive and easy to use. There were so many robust, Photoshop-compatible programs, but I don’t use PhotoShop. I’m still using an old version of Paint Shop Pro (version 8). I didn’t think it was necessary to purchase PhotoShop just to make a book cover.
The downside to using eCover is the image size. The cover image size of 298 x 354 doesn’t always make a smooth transition to the Kindle 600 x 800 pixel format, but that’s something I can work around.
Since I used it and liked it I decided to become an affiliate for eCover Creator. They offer a 50/50 split with their affiliates. Yes, the above links are affiliate links. Just a heads up, the software creator, Business Jolt, doesn’t allow you to purchase the software using your own affiliate link (bummer).