Don't Design Your Book Cover Without Reading This First...
Uncover Super Smart Tricks And Industry Secrets Every Author And Self-Publisher Needs To Know About Increasing Book Sales With A Great Cover
Discover Cover Design Strategies: Uncover different cover design strategies to sell your book. Revealed...The DO's and DON'Ts with cover design.
Attract Your Audience: Discover how to hook your target audience and make sales with proven strategies.
Save Time And Money: Avoid costly mistakes. Find out how to reduce your design expenses and keep within budget.
Uncover Industry Secrets: Discover trade secrets and tips including how to get the best out of your freelance cover designers.
1. Today's book buyers are savvy and can decipher a good deal about your book just by its cover.
2. Unless you are a household name, have reached celebrity status or are already a bestselling author, you cannot afford to take chances with your cover. PS: Even these guys struggle at times!
3. The market is flooded with umpteen competing titles with diminished virtual or physical shelf space. This means diminished visibility of your book...unless it stands out.
Fact: Many Good Books Don't Reach Their Target Audience Because Their Covers Let Them Down.
A potential buyer should be able to tell what your book is about at first glance – positioning the book in their mind. Your cover must effectively reflect the content of the book and set the expectation of the target audience.
So whether you have a publishing contract with a traditional publisher, plan to self-publish, use a vanity or hybrid publisher, your cover needs to be a selling aid that appeals to your market audience.
Don't Put Off Your Buyers With A Poorly Designed Cover
After a book’s subject/topic and author reputation, the cover design is the next strongest motivation for a book’s purchase. Get it right and your book has a fighting chance of success.
Therefore, you have the task of getting both the design strategy and the resulting cover right to make it stand out amongst competing titles.
This lively, well-illustrated and eminently practical book introduces new authors and publishers to how covers can be used to sell the contents contained within them. Full of handy tips gathered from the author's own experience, it promises to be particularly helpful for self-publishers, for whom 'back-to-basics' guides like this do not yet exist in abundance.
Professor Leah Tether
Professor of Medieval Literature and Publishing University of Bristol
With so many authors going it alone in the great self-publishing highway, this is a book that should be an essential, stashed away in your toolbox
Founder and Editor, Manuscriptdoctor.co.uk