Smashwords extended the running ‘Stay-At-Home’ sale for readers and I decided to keep up with them.
To make sure, my Ebooks can be purchased at the same price everywhere for the duration of the sale – until May 31, I set the price on Amazon down too.
From now on – until May 31,
buy ‘The Council Of Twelve’ series Ebooks
And, of course
PREORDER DEMON TRACKER NOW!!
GRAB YOUR ‘DEMON TRACKER’ EBOOK TODAY FOR $2.49 AT THE PRE-ORDER SPECIAL PRICING!
I found a really fascinating blog post, written by David Kudler, where he writes about book covers. Thank you very much David.
While the truism “You can’t tell a book by its cover” holds true in most of our lives, one place where it doesn’t, ironically, is in publishing.
Oh, it’s still true — the cover doesn’t necessarily communicate what’s inside (though it should). But potential readers ignore it almost universally — especially when it comes to ebooks.
The cover is the first and (in many cases) most important piece of information those readers get about a title. This time out, I’m going to look at what should go into designing a cover that works for, rather than against, your ebook.
The Cover’s Job
Whatever format a book is in (print, audio, or ebook), the cover has a very important job — apart from and in addition to being visually attractive. As readers of TheBookDesigner.com probably already know, that job falls into several very important parts. It must communicate:
- The genre/subgenre of the book
- The tone of the book
- The subject matter of the book
A cover makes a promise. It tells the reader very clearly — through words, but also through design — exactly what they’re going to read.
Jane Friedman provides us with an excellent informative article about public libraries. Thank you so much, Jane.
When you see headlines discussing the staying power of print and the decline of ebooks, it’s important to remember those headlines are describing only sales of traditionally published books. Such headlines aren’t factoring in other market trends, such as digital subscription services, self-publishing, and—perhaps the most overlooked sector—library lending.
In 2017, OverDrive (the largest digital content catalog supplying libraries and schools) recorded 225 million ebook and audiobook checkouts around the world. To put that in context, consider that—during the same year—US traditional publishers reported 162 million ebooks sold.