Errors to Avoid When Making Covers for Public Domain Books

Anne Marble
5 min readJan 31, 2023

Many people create public domain books and sell them through various eBook vendors. But some cover errors set your book apart as unprofessional.

And some public domain eBook covers are bonkers!

A screencap of a cover for The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. Against a black backdrop, a woman wears a modern fancy white dress with a cape that flows up behind her. She has bright red lipstick and a short, dark hairdo that partially cover her eyes.
A Bonkers Cover for The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. (Source: Screen cap by the author.)

The people looking for good eBook copies of public domain classics are picky. They want something professionally formatted. They could get the…

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Anne Marble

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