You work hard on your book. You put your energy, thoughts and money into creating it. You have it edited, proofread and formatted all that to please your readers, and you think the inside is what matters most. However, it’s not the only factor to your book’s success.
The truth is that it’s a little complex than that. Because readers do judge the book by its cover and it’s important to put a lot of attention into your book’s cover. The more professional your cover is, the more sales you get.
All writers know that the inside matters too but you have to motivate people to buy your book first. There are things you need to consider when making your book cover:
What Is Your Genre?
Every genre has a different cover style, for instance, a mystery book cover looks a lot different than a self-help book cover. So while you want for your book cover to stand out, it also needs to fit within desired genre. You want your readers to know which genre your book belongs when they see your book cover.
Should You Create It Yourself?
You can create your own book cover. There are a lot of tools like; stock photo sites and other technologies that you can easily use to create it. Though, you need to consider your own graphic design skills. If you don’t have the skill, you’ll need to hire a designer.
You can find a professional designer to create your book cover for with low cost. You’ll have to pay money but you’ll get a professional quality book cover. It’s important if you want readers to trust what’s inside, the outside needs professional quality.
It’s Not Just the Front That Matters
If you’re offering or printing your book, you’ll also need a binding and back cover. There are a lot of formats you’ll need to consider like; digital (Kindle), audio and print books all need different formatting for the cover. For example, a print cover will require much better resolution than a small digital book cover.
There are many considerations to make when you’re publishing a book, and the cover is often the last step before launching. Make sure that your cover fits your audience’s expectations, grabs attention, and has professional quality and design.