6: Design
Your Book Cover
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In this lesson we review the important parts of your book cover and some of the ways self-publishers get this wrong. This is a partner to the video lesson Book Cover Anatomy, so make sure you watch them both.


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  1. Jeff Cotton
    9 years ago

    I had not planned on having a hardback version of the book, mostly just because of the cost, although I could probably price it to at least break even, if not make a profit. Mostly I didn’t want to deal with having a dust jacket designed, as that is likely a lot more work than designing the cover for a paperback — the jacket copy, etc…

    In any case, I occasionally get an email from one of my facebook friends saying they hope they can get a hardback version of it. I went through my emails and realized I have no less than a dozen such requests, which seems significant.

    I’m wondering what your thoughts are on this. Is it worth it? I imagine the vast majority of my sales will be electronic (Kindle, etc), but if there is really that much interest in a hardback version, I feel it might be something worth considering.