By Terry Whalin @terrywhalin
I'm a writer and (if I'm honest)
not the best person when it comes to visual presentation and graphic design.
When I need a graphic, I get help from others. In recent days, I discovered a
tool called MockupShots which is easy to use and has great diversity. The
templates and designs are varied for many different types of authors and books.
I've been using it and wanted to pass this experience along to you in this
MockupShots is simple to use because it is basically point and
click. In seconds, any author can load their book into the template and the
program generates hundreds of images (no exaggeration). The creators include
short videos which illustrate how their program works. Right now, there is a
special on this tool and I gained lifetime access for only $80. For
someone like me with multiple books, it made perfect sense.
You add your book to the program,
select a design to download, then use it on your website, social media
locations, your email list and anywhere else you need an image. Some of the
designs are specific to a holiday or season while others are generic which you
can use on other occasions. Beyond the stationary images, MockupShots also generates GIF images (which move when
displayed). Also this tool generates short videos with your book. There are many
different options to easily select, download then use.
Because I am writing this article
just before Christmas, I'm going to include holiday illustrations for several
different books. From my view, this tool is perfect for:
MockupShots includes a 30 day money back guarantee. In a few
days of use, I've also written their customer support several times. I've been
impressed with their responsiveness and quickness to correct anything wrong with
I've only been using MockupShots for a few days and still have much to learn about
this tool. Hopefully you can see the diversity and importance of this tool for
the Writing Life.
I'm enthused about the multiple
uses for this MockupShots tool. If I've missed some aspect, let me know in
the comments below.
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