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Throughout this course, I’m going to address many concerns about the making of your Kindle ebook and help you get past the ebook creation stage fast!
“I have my manuscript written and now what?”
Great! Then you definitely want to learn:
Decent Content + Great Cover + Professional Formatting =
High Quality Kindle Ebook
You see, it’s really not that complicated in publishing your ebook online.
You’ve already written the best content the worlds need to see, and I’m here to you show how to take care of the other two components.
That, let’s get started to talk about your book cover first.
What I’ve observed from the authors is – it’s not that they don’t have the money to spend on getting a good cover; rather, it’s the fact that they do not know what is a good cover in the first place.
They may not understand why having a good cover is critical in selling their books, or even if they know that it is important, do they know what it takes to make one or just how good their own covers actually are?
Therefore, they settle for doing it themselves or hiring an amateur designer. After all, why spend (sometimes enormously) on something that you do not fully understood?
If you’re an author who is in those shoes, I get that and I don’t blame you for that.
In the coming lessons, you’ll have a better understanding about what lies in a good cover and how to avoid designing one that sucks.
You’ll also learn just how good your cover really is (hint: not just about the design) and how to get one that is selling for your book.
Now, let’s imagine this…
You walk into a bookstore with an intention to buy a cookbook, so you make your way to the recipes section. Browsing across the different books on the shelves, you pick up a few that pique your interest and skip some others that don’t catch your eyes. Among those that you’ve chosen, you read the blurbs, checkout a few pages. Finally, you pick one that you think would help the most and pay for it.
Let me ask you this.
What exactly made you pick those books?
Or, what exactly made you skip some others?
My guess is, if you’re looking to buy a cookbook, then you’re more likely to pick up books that have covers with
Do you realise that you already had a picture in mind of how a cookbook should look like even before buying any of them? Those books that fit into your picture get your attention and those which do not appeal to be “cookbook like” are being skipped.
Therefore, a cover’s job is to catch your attention by sending you the right signals. By “signals”, I mean anything that appeal to your heart or make you think,
This seems to be what I’m looking for.
With the correct signals, one would consider picking up the book and further justify whether it’s really something one is looking for by combining more information from the book blurb, testimonials, and all other elements on the book without reading the whole content.
Without the correct signals, one would simply walk away from the book, scan and pick the next choice on the shelf that looks more suitable.
Now you get it, what your cover really does, is catching attention, and more specifically the right attention from the right audience.
Before learning what a good cover stands for, I assume that you understand the importance of having one for your own Kindle book.
But if you’re not, allow me to get you covered with a few points.
In conclusion, having a good book cover is not the sole factor that guarantees your book sales skyrocket. But it matters and will matter a lot more if you’re just starting out and have yet to establish a strong author brand.