Before & After Book Makeovers

Everyone loves a good makeover. It’s fun to see something go from less than great to “wow.” We think these examples will help you quickly see the difference in books created by a novice or non-book specialist in comparison to a seasoned professional book designer.

Frequently Asked Questions

We get lots of questions from first-time authors about how book design and the publishing process work. Here are answers to some of the most common questions. You can always contact us for more information!

The Smallest Horse

Check out this case study of The Smallest Horse by Lorie List and Amanda Holbo. The Smallest Horse is a great example of how a quality cover design helps generate sales.

How To Find the Right Book Designer

A book’s cover and interior design have great influence on whether reviewers and buyers investigate a title further, working both short-term and long-term to get and retain readers’ attention. Because design is so important, you must work with an experienced designer specializing in books. Here’s some advice on how to find the right one.

Design Mistakes To Avoid

Are you thinking of designing your own marketing materials? Here’s some great advice on how to avoid looking like an amateur.

Getting a Top Reviewer to Read Your Book

Today we feature a guest post from Chris Lawson, Hall of Fame reviewer on Amazon. Chris gets a ton of book review requests; alas, many of these requests are not very appealing. He has some great advice for us about how to get a top reviewer to actually read your book.

12 Self-Publishing Pitfalls

If you want to be taken seriously and build a good reputation, you must first take your book seriously. This means creating a quality book, inside and out. Any one of these issues can lock you out of the running as a legitimate publisher.