Designing the eBook, interior, and cover
The old saying: "Don't judge a book by its cover" is not relevant any longer.
Online book sales surpassed brick store book sales many years ago. So the book cover has to be designed to stand out as a thumbnail on a website. Also, the eBook cover needs to look professional and catch the readers attention.
We design the book cover and interior in close cooperation with the client. Excellent design of the eBook cover is crucial for hitting the bestseller lists. Even though the book is a perfectly written story, a badly designed book cover will prevent it from selling.
There’re a lot of technical specifications for an ebook cover, but the most important thing is that the title and the author name are readable in a thumbnail size. The book cover has to stand out even in a tiny size on a webpage. Also, you want your book to match the genre it is sold in.
The same rules apply for the interior. It has to look professional as soon as you open the book.
The most important thing about interior design is the backmatter! The backmatter is everything after the books final words. Right after THE END, there needs to be a link to the next book in the series or another book by the author. The back matter also needs easy links to follow the author. A sign link up to the authors mailing list, to Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Amazon Author page, BookBub etc.
Other important parts of the interior design are the copyright-page, the author-page with the social media links, the books-by-the-author pages and often an except of another book from the author.
We always try to get the interior design to match the books category.