Hello, all! Kimberly here from Jera Publishing. Today your self-publishing short is on the six things you need to know before you have your book cover designed. At Jera Publishing, we often have authors come to us for interior book design after they have had their cover designed, and they often have issues because they do not fully understand the cover design process. While having the front cover for marketing purposes before your book is published is a good thing, you need to know the following items before the cover design process is even started.
If you frequent bookstores, you know how much a brand-new hardcover costs. You also know the profoundly awful feeling of cracking open a new purchase, reading a chapter or two, and realizing it’s a total stinker. (more…)
Years of relentless writing, rewriting, editing, and revisions have gone into the making of your manuscript. At long last, your baby is ready to take its first steps into the world. But wait! It needs some clothes before it is presented in all its glory. If the clothes make the man, then the cover makes the book. The following are some tips for working with your cover designer to get the most out of the process: (more…)