Publishing Tips & Tricks Part 3: Do Not Underestimate the Power of the Book Cover

rehihe.mydad.infoIndeed, it is always said “Do not judge a book by its cover,” but don’t fool yourself! The content of a book can be stunning, but if the cover does not look good, nobody will open it to look inside.

Not only in bookstores, but also on the internet, a brilliant cover picture might be the decisive factor for a book to catch a reader’s attention. There are tons of books available and single books can get lost in the shuffle, especially if their appearance is not appealing to potential readers. To be honest, we have to admit to ourselves that books are often judged by their covers. “If the cover is well designed, the author also took care of a book’s content”.

Of course, this may be the case to a large extent, but not every author is an enthusiastic artist. They would rather live in a world of letters instead of dealing with images. By now you’ve probably guess it: we don’t leave anyone alone with this problem. Especially with other BookRix members willing to help out.

There are many groups regarding the topic “cover design” and we would like to recommend our “cover workshop and apprentice school”. There you will find both instructions to make your own cover, and other users who offer their assistance.

It is of utmost importance to observe the copyright at all times! But don’t fear: even on this topic you will receive advice from the group members. If you still don’t dare to design the cover yourself, just ask, and there will be someone in the group eager to offer his or her advice.

All in all, a nice cover attracts attention to your book and you get more readers. And that’s exactly what we all want, right?

So get to your image processing programs as the external appearance plays a major role, too.

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