Whether you’re a self-published or traditionally published author, a book cover mockup is an excellent way to show off your book in real-life scenarios. Finding the perfect mockup to catch the eye of your target audience, however, can be quite time-consuming and costly without a book mockup generator like the one at Placeit.
Placeit has such a large and incredible range of realistic book cover mockups that you might find it hard to choose just one. What’s more, the Placeit mockup generator is super easy to use.
How to Use a Book Mockup Generator
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1. Sign Up for Free at Placeit and Navigate to the Book Mockup Generator Page
2. Select a Template You Like
3. Upload Your Image
Use the Placeit Book Cover Generator to create your book cover mockup and download the image to your computer.
If you already have an image of your book, upload the image by clicking the Upload Image button in the upper left of the screen. Navigate to your image and upload. Crop the image as necessary.
4. Make Changes as Needed and Download
After the image is processed, it will appear in your chosen book mockup template.
If you’re not happy with your image, you can click the crop icon in the upload box, located to the right of the upload image text, to crop the image again.
If you want to choose another image, click the X next to the crop tool in the Upload Image box and start the process again.
If you’re happy with your book cover mockup, you can download it for a small fee. And just like that, you’ve got an amazing book mockup.
31 Best Book Cover Templates
Children’s books authors will be very happy with this gorgeous book mockup design featuring a smiling young boy sitting cross-legged on a bench holding a book with the front cover clearly visible.
And in case you’re looking for an open book mockup with a little girl instead of a boy, you won’t be able to resist this adorable image of a happy young girl holding her book while lying across her bed.
This is an awesome book mockup design for books about art, design, and creativity. Use this stop motion as is to advertise your new book on blogs, social media, etc., or once you’ve downloaded your mockup, take a screenshot and use it as a still image.
For those times when all you need is a beautifully clear shot of your book against a plain background of a specific colour, there's this book mockup design. Upload your cover image, choose your background colour, and your paperback book mockup is ready to download.
If a hardcover book mockup is what you’re after, then check out this image. It shows a teenager holding her book tightly, as if she cherishes it, but not so tightly that we can’t see the cover design clearly.
For those who are looking for a video clip of their book to incorporate into a longer piece, this seven-second video shot from above and featuring your book mockup design lying on top of a pile of other books is an excellent choice.
Want an image showing someone deeply engrossed in your book? Then this open book mockup, featuring a young man who can’t put his book down even when standing in a train carriage, is right for you.
For many of us, one of the great pleasures in life is enjoying a nice cup of tea while reading a book in bed. That’s why this realistic book cover mockup is a wonderful choice for just about any kind of book you have in mind.
If you’re looking for the perfect hardcover book mockup for your gorgeous coffee table book, you can’t go wrong with Book Over a Wooden Table. All you need to do is upload your prepared cover to the square book mockup, download your image, and you’re ready to share your beautiful work on the social media platform of your choice.
If your book creation would make a great summer read, choose this summery image featuring a woman’s bare legs, next to a summer wrap, sunglasses, sandals, a camera, and a paperback book mockup.
Another terrific paperback book mockup. This one features a rather stylish young woman, reading a paperback on the steps of a building. What’s special about this particular image is that this very realistic book cover mockup allows you to upload images for the front, spine, and back cover of your book.
A variation on the idea of reading in bed with a cup of tea, this time using a hardbound book mockup, this image uses a bird’s eye view, which has the advantage of giving a clear up-close view of your book cover.
This realistic book cover mockup takes the form of a video featuring a young woman enjoying a cup of coffee with a book sitting on the table next to her. This is a fabulous mockup to post on your blog or add to your social media.
Another fabulous mockup for children authors. This paperback book mockup shows a young boy deeply engrossed in a book and clearly enjoying it.
This stop-motion video is another superb realistic book cover mockup to add to your blog or social media. It shows a young woman browsing in a bookstore. She spots your book, removes it from the shelf, looks at the cover, and then opens it and begins to read.
Square book mockups can be hard to find, but happily, Placeit has plenty to cover all sorts of scenarios. Use this one for subjects related to older people or for more general topics like gardening, bird-watching, photography, etc.
This realistic book cover mockup is another template that could be used for a number of topics but is probably best for anything related to healthy living.
A hardbound book mockup with a twist. This mockup features a cool two-toned background which you can colour as you like.
In this book cover mockup, a young woman holds her book tightly in her right hand as she pours herself a cup of coffee, almost as if she can’t bear to put it down. A great book mockup design for novelists of all genres.
This book cover mockup features a video of photography equipment moving in stop motion around a paperback book mockup. It’s a clever way for photographers to show off their book creations. Upload your book cover image and download the mockup. It can be used as is, or you can use a screenshot of a still image if you prefer.
If your book is all about healthy living, drive the point home using this paperback book mockup which sits on a kitchen counter next to a range of freshly cut fruit.
22. eBook Ads
If you’re looking for an open book mockup that allows you to showcase an image inside your book, eBook Ads is a fabulous choice. Another great feature of this mockup is that it allows you to add text to your image so that if you want to advise your audience of a book sale or launch, this would be an ideal template.
This mockup is a great still life of a stack of three books with a coffee mug on top and one paperback book mockup showing off the cover. An awesome book cover mockup to celebrate the publishing of your book and let everyone know it’s available for purchase.
Looking for a hardcover book mockup against a plain background whose colour you can adjust to your needs? Look no further than the Slightly Open Book Mockup Over a PNG Background. Just upload an image of your cover, choose your background colour, and in just a minute or so, you have the perfect hardbound book mockup ready for download.
There are so many genres of books that would be a perfect fit for this terrific book cover mockup: romance, fantasy, literary, chic-lit, self-help, and more. If this template rocks your world, all you need to do is upload an image of your book cover and download your mockup for a small fee.
If you’re looking for a book mockup design which will showcase your book’s front and back covers and spine, then this template, which features a young woman reading in bed with the book covers facing the camera and obscuring her face, is for you.
Do you have three books that you want to promote in one image? Then you need look no further than this awesome book cover mockup. Upload each cover separately and download the resulting image for a small fee. It’s as easy as that.
Make Your Own Amazing Book Cover Mockup
If you need a realistic book cover mockup for your latest novel, to showcase on your blog or to promote your book on social media, this online book mockup generator is the way to go. These 27 awesome book cover mockups are just a few of hundreds available at Placeit.
I hope they’ve made you excited about all the possible ways you can display your book and that you now feel confident that you know how to create a book cover mockup quickly and easily. Use your favourite mockup to show off your book and share it with us here. We’d love to see which you choose.