Would you offer ebooks without a cover?

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I have dozens of public domain ebooks but they do not have a cover page. Do you think it acceptable if I attempt to sell them this way? I was thinking I could do a sales page about how I can sell them cheaper because they don't have covers.

As I have not sold anything/offered anything before how would people pay?

thanks for your advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author money2k
    I would put covers for them. They are fairly inexoensive and add lots if value. You can open up a paypal account for receiving money.
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    • Profile picture of the author rahmscorp
      Having a cover would make your product more slick and more attractive to buyers (maybe even more value $$$$$). PayPal is the best option for receiving money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Wilhite
    I think that covers also attract readers. You can just try simple cover designs. I think MS Word has some templates that you can actually use.
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    • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
      Originally Posted by Mary Wilhite View Post

      I think MS Word has some templates that you can actually use.
      Not really. I guess the OP was talking about those nice images that people are using on sales pages: the image of a physical book's cover.

      Word is not really an image editing program, so no, you will not find anything in it for making a book cover.

      p.s. Hi Mary, nice to see you around...
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      • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
        Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

        p.s. Hi Mary, nice to see you around...
        Hey Istvan. Nice to see you around too. And you too Mary. Good times in NC.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
      I wouldn't sell an e-book without an e-cover. I always have them either on my page or in my video.

      If you're doing a lot of covers, get your own e-cover software (a good Photoshop plugin, not some dimestore crap creator). I'm using Cover Action Pro 2.0 myself. Put the flat image in the template, hit render, and in less than a minute a very nice cover.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinfar
    Definitely add a cover. Makes the product seem so much more real.

    Also paypal would be my advice as well. Easy to set up and receive payments.

    Kevin
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  • Profile picture of the author adetutu
    I will personally use cover for them because it would show you are a professional.You can use paypal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
    I'd definitely use a cover, and use Cover Action Pro too. However, if I couldn't use a cover for some reason (and I can't think of one - even a flat cover is better than nothing), I would not make the the lack of one a selling point. To me that just says 'This product is cheap because it falls short in some way'.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arun Kumar
    I would prefer to have cover for the ebooks which makes them look professional and would get some sales too.
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