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Barcodes being made without knowing price??

Book Design: Barcodes need a price! When you purchase your ISBNs you might be asked to also have barcodes made. This will cause the barcode to be made with a 90000 number in the place of your price and this might cause problems with distributors and retailers. Barcodes are easy to have made "as you need them" there are many online services. I recommend that you wait until you have a book/project to assign, one that you know the price for and then have the barcode made...

Book Titles – Where do they come from?

I get asked a lot about book titles, the "How do I develop one and know if it's a good one?" question. I've found when I'm asked to help with the title, I go through a series of questions with the author, digging deep into the why, how, what motivated them to write the book in the first place... then we dialogue and I usually am the 'devils advocate' coming up with as many arguments, ahem, questions, as possible so we flush out what the underlying concept is. the process I use can be different...

Information for getting Celebrity Testimonials

Get those "more-bang-for-your-buck' testimonials for your back cover...This online database contains contact information for celebrities managers, agents and more...for over 54,000 celebrities and public figures worldwide. http://www.contactanycelebrity.com

BOOK DESIGN: 3 Questions to Consider For Creating Artful Book Cover Designs

Book cover design is an art! The art of catching attention, enticing the viewer to pick up your book, buy it and ultimately read it! Taking the time and learning about this art can add to the impact your book will have whether you plan to go the self publishing route or are picked up by a major publisher. All of this equates out into perceived value and the know, like and trust factor your cover creates for its market banding. Good book cover design helps sell books! This is why...

BOOK DESIGN: What copy goes on the Copyright page?

The copyright page is the page that follows and prints on the back of your main title page and is where you display the legal part of your self published book. Be sure to check several books in your category and see what they are using on their copyright page and determine what is best for yours. And be sure to run it by a legal representative, what I list below are suggested beginning points. Here is a sample of the basics of what your copyright page will contain: Book Title Book...

Book Cover Design: ISBN and Barcodes-What & When to Use…

As a self publisher there are many things you'll need to set up to be a publisher. The first is a thirteen digit number known as the International Standard Book Number (ISBN). The ISBN represents the worldwide identification system that was started in the 1960s and pubilcations are tagged with this number identifying the connection between publisher, title, author and edition. ISBNs can be purchased as one or in blocks of numbers, 10, 100 etc. There is a special font that is created to make...

Books: What to do with old books? Here's a thought…

Ever wonder what happens to those big-olde reference books? Well this photo shows one way, with the reminder of why they are there, written on their end so no one decides to remove one..."These books are here for an essential structural purpose. They are not for sale." Hopefully shoppers can see that they are holding up the shelf above! Great idea and visually engaging. Interesting way to send a message. Remember, do something every day toward your book and promotion. Karrie Ross,  Book...

Book Design & Writing: How to Take Research and Make it into a Book…

Now that you have the outline, table of contents or back cover copy. Start taking notes, cut statements from magizines etc. and put them into which ever organization system you choose to create. Take advantage of moments of stillness, waiting rooms, restaurants when you are alone, business trips etc to address the subject matter. Strike up conversations with people and do a Q&A. Ask questions that pertain to your chapter headlines, keep writing down all the questions that come to mind...

Book Design & Writing: How to Organize Your Materials…

Sounds simple enough...maybe. When I started writing my books I gathered all the 'stuff' I'd been collecting for years and put it in stacks. That didn't work. So I wrote up an outline and separated the stacks into each of the chapters and created subheads. This worked for a few books, then I got stuck...so someone suggested I dictate because they felt it was easier for me to talk it and once it was transcribed I was able to take it and create the chapters and such. Another way is to put...

Book Design: Can writing the back cover help write the book?

For all of you who are struggling with either writing a book or the back cover copy... the answer is yes, I believe if you write the back cover copy first it can help with your book outline as well as the book outline helping with the back cover copy... they help eachother. Think about it... the back cover consists of a headline that is targeting your niche. Next it contains a paragraph stating the sell points in the book followed by bullets of the most important learnings and finally a...

Book Design: 5 Things to Know About Picking Your Book Subject…

First to be a writer ask yourself...What are your taltents? What do you want to do or what interests you? Do you enjoy writing or are you looking for a ghost writer to help you along? What motivates you? How will you use this book you will be writing and why? Once you've figured out your motives move on to this next step. Here are 5 things to consider when writing a non-fiction book. 1. Do you have a subject you are just edging to write about and share your experiences? 2. Do you have the...

Book Cover Design: Promoting Your Book With Articles…

How does one promote their book? "Persistence and determination" are the best ways. I suggest you plan to do two or three things on an ongoing basis, you'll find this will eventually bring you the notoriety you are looking for. Articles are one of the first and best ways for getting noticed. The 5 Tip format is as follow: 1. create an outline - list several important points of relatedness from your book to current news and events 2. create a title that covers several keywords relating to...

Book Cover Design: Twitter… interesting for the person on the go…

Whoever "created" twitter certainly had their finger on the pulse of the world marketers and business people. Only allowing 140 character posts at a time really gets you to consolidate your message. I'm finding it a lot of fun... and it's a good way for you to get the word out for your own book, product, service or company. It does take time but there are programs that will assist you in it's management and if you connect it to your blog and facebook accounts you can have it auto-tweet when...

What Goes on the Back Cover of a Book? Please Tell Me!

Book covers are just one part of the book design process. Ask yourself, what part does the back cover play in the sale of my book? It's said the cover design brings them in, it's the hook....and the back cover sells them. Here is a list of what's needed for the back cover.... and be sure to ask me about more option info once begin your project Parts to Your Books Back Cover: Use for fiction or non-fiction... the bullet points are mostly for non-fiction. 1. Category and price. 2....

EAN Barcode Placement on Back Cover

Distributors and retailers might different requirements for your EAN barcode. Be sure to check with them before approving your cover design. Here is a list that was sent to me from one of my customers distributors. EAN Barcode Placement on Back Cover (1) Bar Code: Only the EAN 13 bar code will be permitted on the back cover. The UPC bar code is not to be printed on the back cover/cover 4. (2) EAN 13 Bar Code: The EAN 13 bar code must appear on the back of the book and include the isbn...

Sending Press Releases after your Book Design

Press Releases are information you share to get others excited about your book. The first eliment is your hook, put that in the first paragraph. This is the come-on copy why they need to read more. In the second paragraph, state the benefits, what one will get from your information, what is the angle. If you have one, add a photo of your book cover designed, either on a separate sheet or within the text of your release. Use the third paragraph to tell them a little about your...
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