After designing books over the years I have settled upon a few favorites for the interior design of a book. A few factors I look out for are: Versatility A versatile typeface will contain a number of different font weights and styles such as bold, bold italic, semi-bold, Regular, Regular-italic, Light, Light-italic etc. Fonts that…
Are you worried your book won’t stand out amongst the thousands of others in your niche? Or perhaps you’re already trying to publish a book that just isn’t selling. There could be a good reason. Getting people’s attention is a critical first step before persuading them to buy your book and your book cover plays a significant role in attracting the attention of book buyers.
Good book cover can dramatically increase sales. According to a survey carried out by TheBookSmugglers.com when consumers were asked “Do covers play a decisive role in your decision to purchase a book” a resounding 79% said yes. When asked “Can (or has) a cover ever been the SOLE driving factor in your decision to purchase a book” 40% responded yes.
Tips for self-publishers on how to make your book or eBook sell. What you need to know before you write your book and during the writing stage and some tips and tricks on how to get maximum exposure for your book once you have it on sale.
This post provides the correct eBook cover dimensions and file size for major eBook publishing sites and where to find some of the information should their specifications change.
It can be disappointing spending time or money designing an eBook cover only to find that the dimensions are incorrect and it looks stretched or blurred after uploading it to an eBook publishing site. It can be difficult finding out what the requirements are for you eBook cover from the various distributers so here are the requirements below and my own recommendation.
Something helpful tips to prevent the text on your printed brochures from appearing blurry or jagged. These include exporting to Adobe PDF first, changing the color of the text, using Postscript fonts and using a professional printer.
If you are using InDesign to create the brochures try exporting the file to Adobe Acrobat first and printing from a PDF document rather than straight from InDesign. This can produce better results and PDFs tend to process faster in the printer than native InDesing files.
When exporting to PDF under General use one of the highest settings next to Standard. For example PDF/X-4:2010 can produce superior results for text and graphics as it supports color-managed CMYK, gray, RGB or spot color data, as well as layers and PDF transparency. Also under General next to Compatibility selecting a higher PDF such as Acrobat 7 (PDF 1.6) or higher can produce more options and better results than an earlier PDF version.