5 Places to Find Free PDF Ebook Templates
Creating valuable content for your audience and your customers is hard work. You have to handle the research, the copywriting, the editing, the formatting, the designing & everything in between.
If you’re truly passionate about the topic that you’re writing about, the content creation & the copywriting will be a breeze! But what happens when you get to the design portion of the eBook creation process?
What if you don’t have that eye for design?
What if you don’t have the time to learn how to do it?
What if you don’t have the money to hire a professional?
What if you don’t even know where to start?!
Well, welcome to the wonderful world of templates.
Templates allow you to drop your carefully created content into already made layouts. They can save you time, energy, and frustration! Sure, they won’t be completely customizable, but if that’s the last thing on your mind then templates are the way to go.
Looking for free PDF eBook templates?
I’ve scoured the web to find you resources that allow you to download them without spending a dime! The template that you choose will rely on 2 main things: the topic of your eBook & the design software you have available.
Why does the topic matter?
Well, the layout for a magazine isn’t the same as a fictional novel. Same goes for eBooks. The layout of a mechanical product catalog won’t be the same layout as a graphic designers PDF portfolio. Not all templates are created equal so you’ll have to pinpoint what features you’re looking for & which layouts will showcase your content effectively for your audience.
Alright, let’s get to the free goodies!
- HubSpot – 18 Free PDF eBook templates for PowerPoint
- Hectorpreneur – This website has 2 PowerPoint templates that are free to download.
- HubSpot : 18 Free PDF eBook templates for InDesign
- Stock InDesign: This website has eBook templates, flyer templates, brochure templates, and more!
- Best InDesign Templates: The free section of this website has a handful of layouts to choose from! If you don’t mind spending a little money, you should take a look at their paid templates too.
- BONUS: Found this beautiful PDF eBook template when I was searching on Pinterest! And Possibly Dinosaurs: Free Book Template
Don’t Forget About Canva!
If you don’t want to use Adobe’s InDesign program or Microsoft’s PowerPoint software to create your eBook than you should totally look into Canva! It’s a free graphic design creation software and it has a ton of templates for eBook pages, social media graphics, and printables.
It’s almost as easy as a drag-and-drop template.
I found this amazing tutorial on turning you’re a blog post into an eBook using Canva, by Natalie from the Strategist Café. She walks you through every step you need to know.
Don’t mind dropping a little cash?
If you’re looking for a more specific template & don’t mind spending a little money, take a look at these resources:
- Envato Market: Their InDesign Template section isn’t the biggest section but it has a few options for eBook templates for $10 or less.
- Etsy: Etsy has a handful of cheap templates that you can use for your PDF eBook. Just type in “Presentation Template” into the search bar and you’ll be hit with quite a few results.
- Creative Market: Creative Market has a wide variety of templates that you can use for a PDF ebook. If you go to their “Presentation Templates” they’ll show you templates that are suitable for PowerPoint. Depending on the topic of your ebook, you could also take a look at their “Brochure Template” section and the “Magazine Templates”. Both of them have a TON of options for PDF ebook templates that are relatively cheap.
- Stock Layouts: They have a whole section of InDesign templates with editable layout files & artwork. They have their templates organized by product & by industry.
Which Template Will You Choose?!
When it comes to the design of your PDF eBook, you have plenty of options to choose from! It just depends on what you’re looking for. You can stick with a free template for PowerPoint or InDesign, play around with Canva & create your own using their templates, or you can dish out a little cash and purchase a paid (but still cheap) template.
The hardest part now is figuring out which direction to take your design!