Things to know when self-publishing a book

Here’s an excellent article from CNET on the 25 things you should know if you’re considering self-publishing a book.

Here’s one of the great tidbits of advice:

22. Design your book cover to look good small.

Traditional book publishers design — or at least they used to design — a book cover to make a book stand out in a bookstore and evoke whatever sentiment it was supposed to evoke. Well, with Amazon becoming a dominant bookseller, your book has to stand out as a thumbnail image online because that’s how most people are going to come across it. If you’re primarily selling through Amazon, think small and work your way up.

Check out the entire list before you start down the road and make too many mistakes, and follow our eBook thread.


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