BOOK DESIGN: What information goes on a hardcover dust-jacket.

BOOK DESIGN: What information goes on a hardcover dust-jacket.

What copy goes on the dustjacket? If you look at books around your house you’ll find a mixture of possibilities. The list below is a starting point and allows for mix and matching… and, you don’t have to put all of these on your cover. I’ve seen a book with just one testimonial on the back or a quote in the front flap or no author photo.

Hardcover dust-jacket front and back flaps copy.

Options are listed use one per position, not all.

1.) Front-inside Flap

  • price, category; short description
  • … and be sure to ask me about more option info once begin your project

2.) Back-inside Flap

  • author photo, name, title, website, credits
  • … and be sure to ask me about more option info once begin your project

3.) Back-cover

  • a. barcode; publisher; list of testimonials
  • … and be sure to ask me about more option info once begin your project

Put together what you feel works for your needs and have your designer look it over and make suggestions.

Finding the time to research your market and get info from others can help you determine the best ways to move forward. I offer full book design for cover and interior, branding and informational consulting sessions for self publishing authors

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