Ebook cover design contests: creative ideas from professional designers

There’s no better way to design an ebook cover. Multiple designers will send you tons of ideas for your ebook cover, and you’ll choose your favorite. No templates. No robots. No frustrating apps. Just a 100% unique ebook cover.

Completely custom ebook cover design

We don’t do generic, templated design. With 99designs, you’ll get a bespoke ebook cover that sets you apart from the competition.
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Expert ebook cover designers

All of our designers are hand-vetted and rated for their quality, so you’ll know you’re working with the best.
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Money-back guarantee

We’re your creative partner from start to finish. We offer free design consultations and 24/7 customer support. Still don’t like your ebook cover? Get your money back.
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How a ebook cover design contest works

Create a design brief.

1. Describe your perfect ebook cover

Our interactive creative brief makes it simple to describe your design needs and set your budget.

Pick your winning design.

2. Get dozens of ebook cover design ideas

Professional designers from all over the world enter your contest by sending you concepts. You’ll collaborate and give feedback to create the ideal ebook cover.

Get dozens of designs.

3. Pick a winning ebook cover

You’ll have seven days to work with designers. Then, you’ll select your favorite ebook cover and we’ll transfer the copyright and send you the final files.

From novels to non-fiction, our designers do it all

We’ve been the leader in online graphic design since 2008. Check out our clients who love their ebook covers.
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men ages 35-65
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New and experience leaders in small business, corporate, and military.
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Anyone who needs to have ongoing interactions with physicians - either as the patient or the patients advocate. (People
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Men and women, from 18 to 110. Mothers, fathers, grandparents, accountants, zoo keepers-- the whole gamut of adults. We
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40 and over.
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Helping normal people can travel much easier than they thought
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males 40 and older
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males 40 and older, $100K income and more.
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Target audience is likely 30-50 years old, female, North America, UK, looking for goal setting, self help, advice and to
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Professional ebook covers, no matter your budget

We guarantee that you’ll get a great ebook cover no matter what your budget is. Our higher-priced packages offer more experienced designers and more hands-on support.

Bronze
US$199
Silver
US$329
Gold
US$529
Platinum
US$799
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100% money-back guarantee
100% money-back guarantee
Full copyright ownership
Full copyright ownership
Mid & Top Level designers only
Mid & Top Level designers only
Top Level designers only
Top Level designers only
Dedicated manager
Dedicated manager
Prioritized support
Prioritized support

Need complete cover-to-cover design? We got it.

We can design your entire ebook from front to back. Get custom covers, interior book design, illustration, publishing tools and more!
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Your ebook cover design FAQs, answered.

Everything you need to move to production. Your cover design will be uploaded in the correct formats to be submitted to an online publishing platform. 

Specifically, your winning designer will deliver a production-ready Adobe Illustrator file, Adobe Photoshop file, PDF file or EPS file. 

Plus, you’ll get the full legal copyright, so the design will be all yours.
Lots of ideas! If you’re looking for inspiration, explore 99designs for fantastic examples of product labels created by our design community.

Bring as many specifics as you can, too, like book cover dimensions, requirements and the information that needs to go on the front and back covers of your book.

For an ebook cover this usually includes: title, author’s name, subtitle, tagline, imagery and a quote. 

The more you give the designers, the better they can design for you!
Yes. If you have any specific photography or images that need to be included on your ebook cover design, please submit them to designers with your brief.

Unless you request otherwise, your designer may also use stock images (purchased from a third party) in your design. If a designer uses stock art in a design, they’ll tell you which images they are and use watermarked versions of them in their entries. Once you choose the winning design, you’ll need to purchase the stock art and provide it to the winning designer so they can complete the design.
A lot of author’s publish their ebooks for Amazon kindle, Apple ibooks, Google books or Book baby. You’ll be asked to choose an ebook publisher as part of the brief building process so designers know what specifications to work from. If you don’t know which one you’re using upfront, you can always add more detail to your brief later.
Absolutely (and we love it when that happens)! When your ebook cover design contest has finished, you can start a 1-to-1 project with your winning designer.
Yes! We have designers who are professionally skilled in typesetting and book interiors. We recommend that you run a design contest to get your ebook cover designed first. Then, choose a skilled designer from our interior book design list and request for them to work on your project.
On 99designs, designers agree to upload only original artwork, so each designer owns the rights to their design submissions until you choose your contest’s winner. During the cover design handover stage, the designer agrees to transfer the rights, and you become the owner of the copyright of your winning ebook cover design.
We guarantee that you’ll get a great ebook cover design at any pricing level, but our higher-priced packages give you more design options and better support.

Here’s how it works: When you pay more, the prize for the winning designer is bigger, too. More experienced designers participate in your contest, so you get more high-quality designs to choose from. More options means additional time that's needed to review your designs. That’s why our Gold and Platinum packages offer dedicated managers to help streamline that process by writing creative briefs and giving your designers feedback.

When selecting your ebook cover contest package, think about how much time you’ll have and what experience you have writing briefs and working with designers. If you're still unsure, contact us for a design consultation.
Choose “Make your contest private” from the Contest options section before you launch your book cover design contest. This will prohibit designers from using their designs elsewhere, and your contest will be un-searchable on the web.

This will automatically attach a standard NDA template to your contest. If you prefer, you can also upload your own NDA.
We offer a 100% money-back guarantee within 60 days of payment on all Ebook Cover Design Contests, except those with a guaranteed prize and those that have entered the Final Round. You can also call us anytime to help you rewrite your brief, reopen your project to ensure you get a good result and help you pick a winning design. Remember, if we refund your contest, you aren’t legally entitled to use any of the designs submitted to your contest.

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