Originally Posted by astra
When I create ebook I always google for a cover or maybe 2-3.
However, I must say it is a vanity.
If I don't find a cover, the book is as good/bad as with cover.
So, truthfully, I don't care. I browse books by author name and title.
I don't care too much, I agree with astra that it is a vanity. But, like ficbot, I sometimes just use that cover browser in Calibre, just for the fun of it
Originally Posted by ficbot
That said, I have a few past reads which have truly awful cover art, and it annoys me a little to scroll through my list of completed books and they all look nice like a bookstore, and then there is a garish hack job there in the middle of it
I have even thought of making my own generic cover that I can use for books like this, but I am not sure how to go about it.
If I can't find a good looking cover, I will use a generic one I made myself. I simply used Paint Shop Pro, made a generic image and added two Text fields (vector images) on it. I can change the text in these fields, save the file under a different name and I have my generic cover...