Software for making 3D ecovers is on the rise in the market today. Some of very good, but most of them are only promises without reality. When buying software for making ecovers, you must know the points of comparison so you will get the best software, which you can use as your business grows. Basically, there are three things you must consider when you want to get an ecover application; namely, the learning curve, the number and types of 3D ecovers you can make, and the reputation of the developers.
Factor 1. The Learning Curve
The first thing you must ask yourself is how many hours you will need to be able to use the application. There are some ecover software that have accompanying photo editor, you must also ask how the photo editor works.
How long will be the learning curve? Most of the time, we buy things only when we have immediate need of them. If you purchase ecover software and your need is urgent, you must buy software that is easy to learn. The features must be easy to navigate. There are also some ecover software that requires you to learn another program to be able to properly use the main application. Some even introduce new graphics format that will require some of your time to study and understand. If it is the best software there is, and you have time to explore it and learn, choose that software.
Factor 2. The Number and Type of Ecover
This does not need lengthy discussion. It is as simple as asking how many ecovers can you make and what type? There are ecover applications that offer limited number of ecovers that you can make. Most of the time, these application are accessed online. The developers do not offer this for shipping so you can have total control to the number of ecovers that you can make. However, some ecover software can give you unlimited number of images that you can use, publish, and sell. The former is a lot cheaper than the latter.
The ecover application you must buy it the one that enables you to make not only eBook covers but also other products, such as CD ecovers, brochures, stationary, and screenshot presentations. Some offer making paperback and hardback ecovers for eBooks, software boxes, DVD ecovers, binders, and cards. This software is good because you may not know the extent your business may reach.
Factor 3. The Developers’ Reputation
Some sales pages of ecover applications include awards their company has received. This is good marketing strategy, buy buyers must beware. The awards may not be related to the product you plan to buy. The site or manufacturer may have received a “Product Excellence Award” from a prestigious award-giving body but it may not be for the ecover software. It may be given because of other application they have developed.
Another marketing strategy that works is the testimonials included on the site. Sometimes these testimonials are put there without even the person’s knowledge. Here is a tip: Do not believe testimonial without link that you can click so you can check. Most of the time, it is not true. If the homepage of the person quoted is included, take time to follow it up. It pays to check to be sure. You will be investing your money in a very useful application, so better be sure than sorry.