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Authors: How To Help Decide On The Best Cover Design For Your Book

By now you would have heard that traditionally published or not, a professional should handle your book cover design. This is important because it has been statistically determined that cover design is one of the six major factors that influence the success of a book. But that does not mean that as an author, you cannot influence how it turns out. If you’re traditionally published, the designs are usually sent to you before your work is sent into print. If you don’t like what you see, you can speak to your agent (and I emphasis, ONLY your agent) about it. Tell him/her exactly how you feel and let them take it from there. If you’re self-published, it is much easier. You will be dealing directly with the designer, and it is important to follow the progress of the design at every stage so it turns out exactly the way you believe it should. Whatever you do, do not leave everything in the hands of the designer or publisher. Be very much interested in how your …