A book cover gives a potential reader an impression of what the book is all about. The cover design-positioning of text, images and the overall message can determine whether or not the book gathers dust in a store’s shelves or becomes an instant hit with your audience. You may have come across authors that seek the help of close friends or relatives when it comes to cover design needs in an attempt to cut down on costs. Unless your friend is a professional, you should let experts deliver the best paperback and book cover formatting services. This enhances your prospects of success in the market tremendously.
Self-publishing platforms such as CreateSpace can help with guidelines and features that enhance your books outlook with a professional cover design. Even on matters of cover design it is very important for an author to strive to meet world standards so that readers do not miss out on any bit of quality just because his/her book is self-published.
It is recommended that the primary focus of cover design be content of your book. You want to use your cover to give readers a glimpse of what is inside. As such, enlist a professional cover designer that is willing to take time and understand your material. It is not necessary that the designer reads the entire material to come up with the right impression of the book. But you must be familiar with the subject matter to ensure buyers make informed decisions. You may not put up with an angered buyer after a clever cover design got them to buy your book only to be disappointed by its story.
After a proper understanding of the content, the designer directs focus to the reader. Of course the determination of what type of reader to target borders heavily on the content. As such, when it comes to consideration of cover design, the line between content and targeted reader becomes very thin. For instance if you are designing a cover for murder mystery, you know the type of reader that may want to read it. Thus, the cover’s typography, photo manipulation etc of such a story would seek to make the right impression with a murder mystery fan. You want to say in a moment, ‘this is the right book for you’ and this necessitates you have the demographics of your target reader right on your finger tips.
Understanding the subject matter in a book as well as its targeted readers is one thing, capturing all that and passing it off to the reader is a different matter all together. Here, only a professional cover designer can deliver a world-class product. You will need to come up with a visual story that logically flows from the beginning to the end. Make right decisions on element placement and harmonise colour. Make it a ‘walk in the park’ for a reader to look through the flow and decipher the essence of the message
The Fast Fingers can help you with the most affordable cover design and paperback formatting services at your own convenience.