How to Design Your Back Cover, Part 2

Principle #3: Do Not Forget the Spine The spine is easy to forget. Thankfully, it is also easy to set up. Just include the title, perhaps the subtitle, and your name. The publisher’s logo may finish the spine up at bottom. Principle #4: Choose the Best Cover Finish Before (I) Michael authored my first book,…

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How to Design Your Back Cover, Part 1

When you hand your book to a prospect, the back cover is second in importance only to the front cover. Typically, people glance at a book’s front cover then quickly turn to the back cover—because most front covers take only a few seconds to read. Back covers tend to be much more full of text,…

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How to Design Your Book’s Front Cover

Front Cover Text Front cover essentials include the title of your book, the subtitle, and your name. You may add other elements as you please—this is the bare minimum. Some books choose to place a key endorsement on the front cover itself. This is typically a one-liner, something snappy. If you want to do this,…

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The Five Book Cover Categories

They say, “it is what on the inside that counts.” That may be true, but like it or not people will judge your book by its cover. In the Disney Channel show Phineas and Ferb, two young genius brothers build crazy contraptions while their older sister Candace tries to “bust” them, always unsuccessfully. In one…

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