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Designing Your Own Book Cover

Anyone who wishes to self publish has a multitude of tasks to deal with. One of the most important, but often overlooked, is that of designing your book cover.

The cover is the most important piece of marketing you have for your book. In a matter of seconds (some say your prospective buyer gives you only 10-15 seconds at the most) your cover must grab the reader and let them know several things:

  • Is this book for me?
  • What problem will it solve?
  • What genre is this book?
  • What makes this book different from others already out there?
  • Is the author an expert? or Can the author write well?
  • And if your book is a cookbook, you also must be sure the photos on the cover look appetizing enough to want to eat.

    Here is an excellent post that covers 5 book cover design tips if you are self publishing.

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