Welcome to this episode of the Real Fast Results podcast! Nick Zelinger is today’s special guest. He is a publishing and graphic design extraordinaire who has put together many covers for bestselling books and covers that have won awards. He’s won awards for his designs as well. It’s important, as an author, to know what to watch out for when it comes to having a cover designed, and that’s what Nick is here to help you understand. Welcome to the show Nick…Promise: How to Create a Book Cover that Sells Thanks for having me. First of all, if you are thinking of publishing a book, or if you have already published a book and you aren’t getting good sales or have gotten some bad reviews, you may want to consider hiring a professional book designer. The tendency today in independent publishing, self-publishing, is to do it yourself, and that’s, for lack of a better term, a crap-shoot. You are going to be in the wild wild west of not knowing what you want to do, not meeting the printer’s specifications, and just not having a very professional design. Download the Complete PDF Show Notes Free for this Episode I think that if you’re serious about publishing your book… This is a business. Independent publishing, or self-publishing, is a business. You’ve got to treat it that way. To do that, you’ve got to hire professionals. I would say, first and foremost, for authors who design their own books, or want to, take a hard look at your skills, and be honest, and step back a little bit because you really do need to be very objective about your goals. It’s a profession, and you get what you pay for in this industry, so you really do need to hire a professional. Do people really judge a book by its cover? Absolutely, and in fact, it’s the gateway to your book. [bctt tweet="Research shows that we have less than 10 seconds before a potential buyer makes a decision on a book cover" via="no"]It’s a subjective thing, but it’s something that makes them want to go to a bookshelf, pick it up, and look at the back, or click on the thumbnail at Amazon to see what the “Look Inside” feature is. So you’ve got a very, very short timespan to really capture someone’s attention, no matter what the genre. Download the Complete PDF Show Notes Free for this Episode Learn
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