Do you remember your first favorite book? I’m not talking about a book assigned in class, I mean one you picked up on your own. What was it that first drew you to it? Even though the popular phrase says not to judge a book by its cover, that is exactly what people do every day, especially with books. A book cover is your book’s first impression.
I remember perusing the school library seeing various book covers featuring various rural landscapes (not very exciting are they?), when I came across a conspicuous book. The cover was striking, a silver background, split by a purple lightning-shaped break in the background, and lime-green type. A three-headed dog snarled through the break, a half-bull, half-man peered out from around the edge of the shape, and a snake-haired lady gazing straight into your soul. Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief’s book cover stood out to me then, and it has left an impression that remains with me today.
A bad book cover could make your book look low budget and unprofessional, which often leads people to think it’s low quality. Poor cover design could give off the wrong vibe (this mystery novel looks like a romance novel). You could have the best book in the world but you need people to pick up the book and actually read it—or download it through Amazon.
After you get people to open the book, formatting can make or break it. Nothing is more tiring than reading a book with an annoying font or poor letter spacing. Formatting is just as important as the thoughts in your book. Some book writing programs only help with the brainstorming/developing phase and some light editing. We understand that the details are incredibly important, and that formatting and book cover design are not details to be ignored.
E-book and paperback formatting can run anywhere from $1,000 to $2,500 with another $1,000 to $1,200 for a cover designer. With Little Red Writing’s writing workshop, we work with you through the whole process for $5,000. We can offer you top-of-the-line, industry-standard formatting for less with our amazing formatting tools and expertise. Plus, we can design your covers and format your book for digital and print distribution for the same price.
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