I’m excited to share two simple methods how to make a book mockup: mockup generator or Photoshop.
Which do I like best? Mockup generator.
You’ve done the hard work, and your book is finally ready to see the light of day.
There’s only one problem — you need a book mockup so you can proudly showcase the book on your website and social media.
A great mockup can help you generate interest in your book and increase sales (in advance).
Luckily, you can EASILY and QUICKLY make a realistic book presentation with tools like Placeit. (Without downloading and learning how to use Photoshop.)
Note: No experience necessary.
How To Make A Book Mockup Without Photoshop
Here are the exact steps you need to follow to use Placeit to create a mockup without Photoshop (even for an eBook).
Step 1: Visit Placeit
The first step is to go to Placeit. Hover over Mockups > Print > Books or use the search bar to enter a more specific search term.
The results (100s!) for all book mockups will load, and you can then use the filters on the side to narrow the search results.
Once you’ve found a mockup you like, you’re ready for the next step.
Step 2: Upload Your Design
Click your desired template to open the editor.
You can upload your book cover by clicking the button that says Upload Your Design.
Select your book cover image from the computer (or mobile device) and click Upload. Some mockups also have an option to add a spine design.
Step 3: Crop The Image
After your cover image has been uploaded, you can crop and adjust the size.
Drag the slider left or right to change the size of the image until you’re happy with how it looks.
When you’re done adjusting the design, click Crop.
Step 4: Customize The Design
You can now upload your logo and add any of the premade graphics that Placeit offers. Plus, enter your name and change the color of the book.
You’re the boss.
Step 5: Download The Finished Book Mockup
When you’re done customizing the mockup, hit the Download button so you can share your mockup everywhere.
Placeit offers two buying options.
1. You can download the single mockup you’ve just created for $7.95, or you can choose the monthly subscription.
2. The subscription gives you access to unlimited mockups and other designs from Placeit. The cost for the subscription is $14.95/month or $89.69/year.
Top 5 Placeit Book Mockups
To make your life even simpler, I’d like to share with you five of my favorite book mockups on Placeit.
1. Hardcover book mockup in a stylish setup
This mockup scene features a book on a table with a coffee mug and several various items that make the entire scene look realistic.
Aside from the book itself, you can customize the color of the mug and the color of the background.
2. Book mockup featuring a couple
With this mockup, you’ll be able to show your readers what the book looks like when it’s being held. Perfect for making the book look more realistic.
You can share the finished design on social media to promote the book and generate interest.
3. Transparent (e)Book mockup
With the help of this transparent eBook mockup, you’ll be able to drop the image onto any colored background.
This mockup is great for showcasing your book on your website and book sales pages.
4. Mockup featuring multiple books
This mockup features a book leaning against other books. This is a great mockup to showcase that multiple copies are available.
5. Book mockup on a table
Lastly, I have a template of a book on a coffee table next to a phone and a cup of coffee.
If you have a book that is informative and makes a design statement, this mockup is a great choice.
how To Make A Book Mockup In Photoshop
Placeit is a great way (my FAV) to create mockups for almost anything imaginable quickly.
However, if you want more control over your mockups, Photoshop might be a better choice.
Still, the good news is that even with Photoshop, you don’t have to start from scratch.
You can use a premade book mockup template and SIMPLY customize it with your information.
Then, all you have to do is insert your book cover with the help of a smart object and enter your name and book title.
With Placeit, you can create realistic book mockups without hiring an expensive designer or spending hours learning Photoshop. (Takes seconds!)
Visit Placeit today and create your outstandingly life-like mockup quickly and easily.