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A little bit of market research can go a long way toward ensuring the financial success of your books. Learn how to test topic ideas and refine them into ready-to-sell titles for enthusiastic readers.
In today’s Beginner’s Self-Publishing podcast Michael and Jay discuss the different elements you should consider in the eBook design process, and your author role. We also let you know how to find and work with a professional cover designer.
Can’t decide which cover to use for your next self-published book? Read this case study of how Stephen Oram used a survey to choose.
Do your book covers convey your author brand effectively? Professional book designer Aimee Coveney explains the many benefits of good cover branding for self-published books and shares simple tips on how to develop effective author branding for your books, whatever kind of book your write.
Here’s the first in a new occasional series for Sundays, celebrating successful collaborations between ALLi Members. Remember, ALLi isn’t only for authors, but also for service providers, who, once they’ve passed our quality vetting process, become Partner Members. The Dragon’s Blade, a debut fantasy title by ALLi member Michael Miller, has just won the prestigious […]
Indie Author Fringe: Derek Murphy shows us the 7 Must-Haves for designing books covers that sell and what works for readers and online stores.
For self-published authors, which comes first, the cover or the book? In the past, I’ve considered the cover to be like the icing on the cake, rather than the baking tin, and focused on writing the book before thinking about the cover design. However, a recent conversation on the ALLi members’ Facebook forum has […]
Changing your book’s cover is a hot topic at the moment, with many authors reporting that revamping the look of their book can dramatically change their book’s sales. It takes courage, however, particularly when you’ve grown attached to the original design – the well-known authors’ maxim “murder your darlings”, suggesting the wrench involved in ditching […]
Seek out the designer whose work appeals to you personally. At the bookstore Researching in a bookstore is my favorite way to learn about other designers. Make a trip to the local book store. Review recently published books. Look at different kinds of titles in different sections. Which covers are most striking to you? The cover should sing […]