Friday, February 8, 2013

Animated eBook Covers

I feel like I must have missed something, because I have never seen an animated book cover before! And they are completely awesome! I discovered them today when I came across a recent post on Adazing Design, Animated or Moving Digital eBook Covers, that showed these covers, among others.


Okay, so after a while it gets a little annoying, but it certainly grabs your attention, right? If you see that on the side bar of someone's blog, you'll take notice (unless they have tons of other flashing things!) And not only do you get animated covers now, but some of the animations are interactive! I couldn't figure out how to copy it onto my own blog post, so you'll have to go to the post on Adazing Design and scroll down till you see the book DAYLIGHT SAVING. Move your mouse over it. Seriously, it's SO COOL!

So then I did some Googling, and I found these on Picador.com. Also cool.



Obviously you can't see these animated covers on ereaders like the Kindle, and I don't even know if they work on tablets like the iPad. Do you know? Can you produce a book for the iPad that has an animated cover, or are these digital covers only for the web?

Anyway, as a self-published author who's designed her own covers, my number one thought here is: I want to do that too!

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Edit 08/17/2013
Found some more awesome animated covers!
15 Beautifully Animated YA Book covers

13 comments:

Annalisa Crawford said...

They are so cool! I've never seen them before either.

Rachel Morgan said...

I'm glad it's not just me!

Kyra Lennon said...

Oh man, I've only just learned how to make a decent looking still cover LOL!

They look fab, though, and I've never seen them before either!

Elena - Adriana Dascalu said...

Hy, Rachel! I'm new around! Your post about animated covers got my attention1 It's like a sparkling new toy!

They are really beautiful! Maybe you'll create one for one of your books!

Rachel Morgan said...

Elena, that's exactly what I plan to try and do!

Jessica Bell said...

Oh my goodness! I want to do that too!!!!

Miranda Hardy said...

Those are awesome! I want one for all my books!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Awesome! I'd love to do that as well. Thanks for showing us Rachel.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is really amazing! I'm sure it's only a matter of time before an animated one shows up in the iBookstore.

Johanna Garth said...

I LOVE those and have never seen them before. Gorgeous!

The Golden Eagle said...

Wow. I've never seen covers like that, either--they're definitely eye-catching. Though I have to wonder how busy and crowded a page full of moving, animated covers would look in an online store.

DL Hammons said...

And you should! I really like them and feel they add a demonstrable marketing value. :)

Lindsay Mead said...

Honestly, I'd never know that these were self published books. The covers look that professional.