Have you ever heard the phrase, “first impressions are everything”? Well in the world of book publishing that phrase is actually true, not only is it true, but it’s in my Self Publishers Handbook (I don’t really have a handbook).
A good cover is a make or break presentation to a potential reader. Next to the blurb, the cover is giving the reader a little peek into the world you’ve created.
If you have a background in book publishing, graphics, and cover design like I don’t, then please exercise your expertise, and design your own cover. As for me, I went through several potential covers, sent out copies of those sample covers to reviewers, and betas before I was satisfied with my first book cover design.
In my self-publishing series blog, I will try and touch on several steps that I’ve taken in self publishing.