Cover Action Pro 2.0 Makes Great eBook Covers and More…

(Edit – 2011) I took quite a bit of heat for promoting this.  It was way more expensive than similar solutions.  I found it to be top quality and so didn’t worry about it too much.  Still others clobbered me for promoting it.  Well you guys kinda got your revenge because Cover Action Pro dropped their affiliate program and absorbed the remaining commissions themselves.  OK I won’t promote any of his stuff again.  Thank you drive through.  I removed the actual review on the site but still believe the product was good.  Just overpriced.  Marketing wise a ripoff. )

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In the world of eBooks these days you have to make a cover that makes your product look professional.  If you are selling software you need a CD cover or DVD cover that makes your product appealing on your sales page.  Of course the latest thing is to have a full blown course that has eBooks, videos and maybe audios too.  If you want to represent these products with virtual eCovers then as far as I am know there is only ONE product on the market that will do all these things.

It used to be called Cover Action Pro.  But now it is called…Cover Action Pro 2.  And it comes in both Standard and Extreme versions.  The Extreme version does the artwork for an entire course with books, DVDs and so on.  It is simply amazing.

I have tested a couple other eCover generators.  In fact you will find a review on my main site.  They did not test well.  I also have a review of Cover Action Pro 2.0 based on what  I know as a JV partner.  You can find the review at CoverAction Pro 2 Review.  If I can get my hands on the product I will add to the review, but even the OLD Cover Action Pro is still the best currently shipping way to make eBook covers in my opinion.

Yes CAP2.0 requires Photoshop.  It is an action that you load into Photoshop.  In fact Photoshop Elements will NOT work.  You must use Photoshop CS2, CS3, or CS4 with Cover Action Pro 2.  But  If you look at my Cover Action Pro 2 Review you will see why this is the best way to make covers.  Of course, if you want to make other graphics elements for your website Photoshop CS4 is probably the best choice anyway.  Some folks prefer Fireworks.  They both do very cool stuff.  I use them both.

You can also just go to the Cover Action Pro 2 Website for more information.  The honest truth is that the last eBook covers we did for any of my sites were done using the old Cover Action Pro and the new one does tons more things.  In fact, before I started using it I paid a lady to make a cover and didn’t like it.  We wound up redoing it with …Yup…Cover Action Pro and it is used now on that other web site.

You may not even need an eBook cover.  I don’t know.  But if you do, this is the 900 pound gorilla of the industry.  All the others are not even close.  So when you see a $27 eCover Generator.  Remember that is what you are going to get.  With Cover Action Pro 2.0 the key word is PROFESSIONAL.

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4 Comment(s)

  1. Hey Rex, thanks for the heads up.
    I’ve been using eCoverSuiteElite instead of coveractionpro for a while now, and it’s been awesome. I can’t help but think coveractionpro’s website is a complete rip-off of eCoverSuiteElite’s though 🙂
    Thanks for the info though, might check it out!

    Jeff | Aug 25, 2009 | Reply

  2. Hey Jeff,

    Thanks for letting me know about eCover Suite Elite. I wasn’t familiar with it. I have been using Cover Action Pro for several years and once I got my hands on it there was no need to look further…at that time.

    Not sure how you think Cover Action Pro’s website is a “rip-off” of eCover Suite Elites. Doesn’t look like it at ALL to me.

    Also, even though Cover Action Pro 2.0 is more expensive look at the features. eCover Suite Elite is offering the same features that the old version of Cover Action Pro did.

    Now Cover Action Pro does entire product groups(manuals, CDs, DVDcases all in one picture), stationary, business cards, etc. I think there is somewhere around 120 actions in the new Extreme version.

    It does appear to me that eCoverSuiteElite is probably good for a basic eBook cover though, because it is a set of actions for use with Photoshop. That is a very GOOD thing.

    My beef is with the “all in one eCover generators” that make uneditable, jagged eBook covers that look easy to use in the ad but leave so much to be desired. They are in a much lower class.

    So thanks again, for letting me know about it. Good stuff.

    Rex

    admin | Aug 25, 2009 | Reply

  3. Hey Rex,
    Yeah maybe I was a bit harsh with cover action pro’s site being a rip-off of eCoverSuiteElite’s but they do have similar styles 🙂

    I took a look at the price of CoverActionPro and it’s BIG money for just a little bit more content. Whoa! $397! That’s like half the price of Photoshop 😉

    Gotta say I have the same ‘beef’ with standalone ecover programs. I’ve tried a few over the years, and they never seem to produce high enough quality. It’s eCoverSuiteElite all the way for me!

    Good luck,
    – Jeff

    Jeff | Aug 27, 2009 | Reply

  4. There is no doubt that CoverActionPro V2 is an outstanding eBook Cover Software. However, many authors just starting out are on a budget and cannot afford the $297. These new authors are probably willing to settle for less actions because they have only one or two titles. For them I think a more affordable solution such as HighReseCovers is the way to fly.

    Ed | Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

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