self-publising

Designing a Book Cover: Do It Yourself or Hire an Illustrator?

My Experience Publishing on Create Space Part 2 

                      

    Designing a Book Cover

 

             By Gary Dorion                                                                                                       

            You want your book to sell in big quantities, right? In my last post I discussed the importance of perfecting (as much as is practical) your novel or soon-to-be-published book on your hard drive before uploading to Create Space. This post is about cover design-in particular, whether or not you should fork over hundreds of dollars for a professional illustrator to design your cover or if you should undertake that project yourself. A good cover can help sell your book as it is the first thing that a reader will see. First impressions can be a door opener or a door slammed in your face. 

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