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A book’s interior is very important. A well-placed layout of a book makes the reading easy thus sending a positive message to the reader. The formatting of the interiors should be done before the cover design is completed. A well-laid-out book page is the one most readers prefer. When using pictures and photos it is imperative they blend with the subject matter of the book. A wrong design sends wrong signals to the readers and will keep your book on a shelf instead of in the reader’s hand.
To be a cut above the rest takes the creation of an original design that gives an edge over other publishers, which can be accomplished with a good graphic designer.
You should find an experienced graphic designer who offers services like book cover design, case wrap design, book jacket design, text layout, barcode, and image scanning. I have a phenomenal graphics designer out of Sri Lanka that seems to capture my book ideas immediately. A great graphic designer has to put much thought and planning into the design cover process. Having a good rapport with a great graphic designer, in my opinion, is of the utmost importance.
Why? Because your book is judged by its cover right from its conceptualization to the distributors, dealers, book stores, and finally the readers. Always strive to get the maximum potential out of your book cover and its interior pages. This is vital for your success as a published author.
There are two major elements observed concerning a best-selling book:
That includes the book cover design, book layout, and interior pages.
Editing, Copywriting, typesetting, illustration, and graphics.
Once all these tasks are performed then it is time for printing. Before doing that you have to observe a few things such as the spine width of the book cover which is determined by the number of pages in the book, what type of paper, what type of finish—gloss or matte; etc.
The next process is the book type whether it is hardbound or softbound. Once that is determined then you can submit your manuscript. depending on the software dynamics, with titles subtitles and headings, etc. For example, when submitting your manuscript to KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) If your book does not contain bleed, you can upload your manuscript as a PDF, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, or TXT file. Then upload your book cover separately and voila—you have a phenomenal book cover on a book ready for everyone to read!
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