Note: This is not the final copy of my cover. There are some mistakes I have to correct, but this is just an example of the direction I would like to go. I will update this as soon as I make the necessary corrections.
CreateSpace offers a cover creator for free, but the free covers, and pictures you can use are all generic and I felt left alot to be desired. I really was not happy with any of the free covers that I created and I really do not want to pay oodles of money for someone to design my cover.
I just recently found a service you can use Canva.com, and I think this is a great option. You can create your own covers for a small price. To use them, you must purchase a license.
One time use, is one dollar. I do not suggest this, because if more than one copy is sold, you must purchase the right to use it again!
Multiple use, is ten dollars. That gives you the right to use your designs in marketing materials, as well as 250,000 copies. I think this by far is the better option.
I think a good cover design is a must for any writer However they say never judge a book buy it’s cover. Unfortunately most of us do.