More and more people are downloading Bahá’í texts, to read on a variety of screens -- their computers, e-readers, tablets, smartphones, and more. I wanted to create a beautiful and unified set of cover art that could be used with these digital copies, that would be freely and easily available to anyone who wanted to use them on their devices.
To read more about the philosophy behind the design, check out this blog post.
You can download all of the covers in one .zip file here, or download them individually by clicking on the thumbnails below:
The Universal House of Justice:
The Dawn-Breakers, by Nabíl-i-A`zam:
You may notice that a few texts (The Dawn-Breakers, for example) have multiple options; while I wanted to make sure that the covers made a consistent set, there were some for which I wanted to try alternate ideas, or for which I had a memory of an original printed copy I wanted to try and replicate. Feel free to mix and match, and create a set of your own preference!
The process to attach these covers to your eBooks will vary based on the software you’re using. For example, if you use the iBooks software for iOS (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch), you can change the cover art for your downloaded books in iTunes on your computer (tutorial here), and sync it back to your iOS device for reading.
If you are using ePub files, and you want to edit the book files themselves, Sigil is a great cross-platform ePub formatting and editing software I’ve come across; you can use it to make deeper edits to your books, including changing the cover art on the inside of the book as well as the outside. Calibre is another great free software for editing eBook files of all types.
Whatever the format, the covers are available for download in standard .jpg format, so they should work fine with any software that lets you use image files as covers. Feel free to contact me with any questions, and enjoy!
Special: I’ve partnered with Bahá’í eBooks Publishing, a fantastic site with beautifully-formatted Bahá’í eBooks, to bring my cover art to their texts. They are slowly rolling out special editions of their books with my covers, and you can download them (books + covers) from their site, for free. There are more individual covers on my site, but keep an eye out for new texts appearing steadily from Bahá’í eBooks Publishing, where you can have the best of both covers and text, all without having to edit your eBooks yourself!
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