Last Updated on April 20, 2020

Regular readers of this blog probably remember I started a Kindle book series: The No-Mouse Guides. The first book in the series was published in October 2012. Since then, I had the next one almost ready and sitting on my hard disk until today. I’ll let you know when it becomes available and most important, when you can get it for free. I enrolled it in the KDP Select program, which allows me to choose four or five days when I give the book for free.

Today’s article is not about getting freebies from Amazon but about book covers. I designed the cover for this series myself and I believe I did a pretty good job. If you like it and you want a cover for your book, you can contact me. I can make you three design proposals and you pay only if you like at least one. However, if you’re really picky, you might not be satisfied. In this case, my friend, I have another idea which could work better for you.

One of the newest services provided by is book cover design. You can get hundreds of design proposals made by the website members, but you only pay for the one you decide to keep. This service starts at $299 and it is very easy to use: you fill in a briefing form, upload whatever photos or other materials you want to be used for you cover, then you launch the contest. Designers will submit their work, you see it, choose what you like, then you are handled the high-quality files and the full copyright for the work. As an example, Tim Ferriss paid $314 for the cover of his new book, Becoming Superhuman, and he got 476 designs in his contest. Less popular writers would get less proposals, but it’s still more than what you can expect from one single freelancer.


Start a Design Contest now for your choice of wonderful and unique designs at If you don’t like it, you can have your money back.