Cover design for book covers can be expensive. Book cover design can run up to $500 or $600 per book cover very easily. The challenge with hiring a graphic designer to create an ebook cover design is that the price you pay is for every book cover design. It makes sense to invest in your own cover design software not only for the savings you will get from just the price of one book cover design, but the time savings you will enjoy when you need to create more than one cover design. What if you wanted to have a few different looking cover designs to that you could test them to see which ones are more appealing and sell better. If you take a little time to learn how to create your own cover designs, then you will no longer need a graphic designer for your cover designs.
Time is also another consideration. You will need to spend some time looking for and selecting a graphic designer. Once you find one then there's the time involved in waiting for image concepts. The worse case is when you do not get the design that you want. Many cover design services will claim that they will keep on providing you designs until you are happy. There is no doubt that both parties would not be happy with this arrangement because again it ends up taking too much time.
Cover design software gives you the ability to create different types of effects similar to Photoshop but without the large price tag that goes with it. These effects will really make you look like a professional graphic designer. Some eBook cover software programs have literally hundreds of eBook cover styles or templates to pick from. Good quality cover design software will always deliver that professional look.