Templates are becoming very popular among CAP users. In fact, Template Pack sales have been higher then usual this last few months. I see Bloggers, Speakers, Podcasters and “Stay at Home Mom’s” launching their own ebooks lately. There’s so much good information about writing ebooks and technology, but what about book cover design?
Here are some quotes I read recently
“Readers will judge your book by its cover — and quickly. Statistics show that the average person will decide to buy your book within 8 seconds of seeing your cover. That’s an expensive piece of real estate! It helps you get noticed and is usually directly correlated to sales success.” – Cheri Breeding. Director of Production for Outskirts Press.
E-books are bought online, usually on a page with many other books on it. Therefore, simplicity, clarity, brightness and information must jump off the screen. A simple and arresting graphic element and bold clear text for the title and author must be easy to read on the small online image. – 111Publishing.com
Of course the people writing these statements want your business, but aside from that I think these points are very good. It reminds me of my friend who asked his Uncle to video tape his wedding instead of hiring a Videographer, later to discover there was an earthquake after watching the tape back.
I’ve been watching where things are going online with eReaders and Kindle style ebooks. It’s time we start responding to it. And your feedback will make all the difference for which direction we go (There is a poll at the bottom of this post). But not only that, we want you to look great!
We are on a Template frenzy right now at the office. We’re creating a nice resource and collection of templates for you. But we still need your feedback when it comes to themes and delivery.