Have you ever been so excited to get your next book to read that you just can’t wait to get on the store’s site and find just the right one? Yep, me too! With anticipation, you click on the site to start the search. At that very minute, all of your excitement turns to frustration because all those little thumbnails are crammed with images and words you can’t read. There is just too much happening in that small space.
Don’t let your book fall prey to the land of ‘I don’t have time to enlarge each and every one of these thumbnails to see what the bloody cover looks like.’
- Is your cover Big and Bold? Your ebook cover should be easily read even as a small thumbnail picture.
- Does it look professional? Your cover art needs to look amazing and top notch if you want anyone to read your story and find out what a great writer you are.
- Does it tell the reader it’s story at a quick glance? The cover of your book needs to tell the reader what the tone of the book is in a few seconds or they are off to the next one down the list. It should make the reader want to buy it without having to go to “read more here”.
Try getting inspiration from some of the best-selling authors out there. Look at the colors they used, what font it was written in, the information it gives you. This should help you see what readers are looking for in the book they read. Remember, when in doubt, cut it out! Less is always better in this case.