Forward: Book cover design is one of the most challenging parts of publishing your book. Your book cover is the primary selling point of you fiction novel, and in most cases, it stands out way before anyone hears about your story. If your cover attracts a reader's interests, the reader will most likely pick up your book and start looking through it just because the cover caught their eye.
You don't have to be intimidated by other people's fancy cover art either. You can make a great cover with little to no experience with very low end photo editing software. It's all about how you portray your story in the form of colors, relevant images, and a great title written in the proper font.
A lame cover for your fiction book will definitely hurt your efforts of trying to sell your book. Books that lack an artistic flare on the outside may portray the same lack of finesse, even before the book is opened, that is needed to carry your book to the register.
As a creator of great fiction, you undoubtedly have the ability to create a cover that will help sell your book like you wouldn't believe. Think about it! If your book stands out from all of the other books and grabs the reader's interest even before they touch your book, you are almost there.
by Jason Moser
In your quest to self-publish your novel or short story, you may run into a little trouble with how to design a book cover. There are several ways to make an attractive cover for your book, but most writers fail in this particular area because they can't afford the photo editing software or don't trust their artistic abilities enough to do the work themselves. Making a cover's graphic is a simple process that anyone can do with a little guidance and effort.
You do have an artistic ability as a writer; it's mostly with words, but this artistic ability can also be manipulated toward graphic design. Your goal with self-publishing is to do so in a way that is most cost effective for you and at the same time look professional enough to make the sale. If you learn how to make your own cover, you will greatly reduce the cost to produce your novel or short story.
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Jason Moser is a self-published fiction and self-help book author and niche online marketing specialist. He has published several self-help articles and books for fiction writers. He retired from the Navy and now lives in Chesapeake, Virginia with his wife and two sons.
In your quest to self-publish your novel or short story, you may run into a little trouble with the design of your book cover. There are several ways to make an attractive cover for your book, but most writers fail in this particular area because they can't afford the photo editing software or don't trust their artistic abilities enough to do the work by themselves.
Making quality cover graphics is a simple process that anyone can do with a little guidance, research, and artistic effort. There is also a great help in many of the self-publishing platforms. Createspace.com and Lulu.com have built-in cover design programs that are included in the publishing process at no cost to the author. Of course these are limited, but if you can't afford to hire someone to create a good design for you book's cover, then this will definitely work for you.
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