In this How-to for Authors section, you’ll find articles about design of your books outside and in.
We cover print and ebook formats, and review all aspects of your book's design. The cover design is one of the most important aspects of the self-publishing design process, but authors also need to focus care and attention on the interior design and back-cover blurb layout.
We've featured our most popular Design Articles below, and there's a link at the bottom of the page that leads you to the rest of our How-To for Authors Design Articles.
Book Cover Design Options for Every Budget
Alliance of Independent Authors member Paul Teague has created a series of Self-Publishing 101 videos to help Indie Authors achieve their writing and self-publishing goals. Readers judge books by their covers and the best option for indie authors is to work with a cover designer to make sure that your book appeals to readers in your niche and stands out from the crowd.
But one of the biggest challenges for new indie authors is the lack of budget to spend on a bespoke cover design. Thankfully there are many different cover design options available to self-publishing indie authors, which ranges from creating the cover yourself (if you have design and typography skills), or using one of the other budget-conscious options available. Paul showcases a cross section of different book cover design options available to help you dress your book and get it ready for your book launch party and beyond!
How to Get Covers for your Books on all Budgets: Bespoke Covers
How to Get Covers for your Books on all Budgets: Fiverr
How to Get Covers for your Books on all Budgets: 99designs
How to Get Covers for your Books on all Budgets: Pre-made Covers