I’m a visual person. A good kindle cover will pull me in faster to see what the book is about than a crappy cover. Even though the book could have the best information around, if it doesn’t have a good cover I may not even click to see more. I think many people are just like me.
We all know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but when you are browsing on Amazon, it’s hard not to! Simply put, having a good looking kindle cover will help you earn more sales.
Designing your kindle cover can be fairly easy if you have a good handle on what you need. If you choose to design your own cover, here are some things to consider in your design process:
When designing your cover, think about the message of the book and the people who will be reading it. What will attract them to the book?
Imagine if you were a customer and that you have no idea what the book is about so you must base the decision of whether to buy or not off of the cover.
There are many pretty fonts out there but some of them are hard to read. If people can’t read the cover of your book, they probably won’t flip the page to get inside your book!
It’s smart to choose a cover that gives people a good idea of what your book is about, before they even read the description. But, you also want a cover that draws people in and makes them curious to learn more about your book.
If you’ve chosen to create your own cover, when you’ve completed your design, take a step back and try to evaluate it from a reader’s perspective. This could be hard to do since you’re probably really attached to it. That’s why it’s a good idea to ask a friend or family member for their opinion. You don’t have to do everything they say but it’s a good idea to listen to their first impression of the cover because its likely others may feel that way too.
To give you a little taste of what I’m talking about I quickly looked through the first several pages of Kindle Store on Amazon for business books. Here’s three covers that jumped out at me.
You don’t have to do this by yourself. Many people specialize in creating kindle covers, ranging quite a bit in price as well. If you have any friends who have previously created Kindle books, ask them who designed their covers. Maybe you have some graphic artist friends on Twitter or Facebook? You can also check out sites such as fiverr.com to find people to hire.
I always prefer a referral from someone I know when I’m going to outsource work. That way they can give me a firsthand review or recommendation for that person.
Whenever you outsource work with someone you’re unfamiliar with I suggest you get references and see examples of the person’s past design work. You want to make sure you’re working with someone credible.
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If you find that one of your previously released books is bringing in less sales than you imagined, try giving it a cover update. Maybe a little makeover is all it needs!
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