Posts Tagged: Book Cover

Creating Your Book Cover

Your book cover is one of your most importantĀ  marketing strategies. Unless you have a marketable name upĀ  there with John Grisham, Stephen King, or Margaret Atwood, one that readers already know, their first exposure to your book will by its cover. You may not be able to “judge a book by its cover,” but you can certainly entice readers to pick up your book and look through it, read what you’ve written on the back to find out if they’d like to give it a read. Do not neglect the importance of your book cover. I hired an artist… Read more »

Tying up Loose Ends after completing your manuscript

After completing my latest book “Chance” for publication I found it necessary to tie up some loose ends. I filed for my copyright (it takes about six months to receive the actual copyright), but there were some additional steps necessary that needed attention. CREATESPACE: If you are using Createspace, you follow the directions for listing title and author information. You select the size for your book,and its physical properties (B&W or color, and page color). Then you tackle ISNBs before downloading a PDF version of your manuscript. One of the loose ends tied. ISBN: Each book requires an International Standard… Read more »