Not judging a book by its cover doesn't hold in my experience as a reader and writer. In a world where most readers scroll past multiple book covers on a computer screen within fractions of a second, artwork fights for interest. You might think writing a book is hard, but what comes next is equally formidable. Here is a short list of platforms and tools that might help (I've tried them all). There are others out there that sometimes perform similar functions, but I've either not used them yet, or decided against them.
2. Pre-designed covers
3. Simple DIY Covers Creators
4. Complex DIY Software
5. Cover Inspiration
You've written your book, which was tough. Well done! But, now what? Convincing potential readers to take a look at your book, or even find it in the first place, is even harder. But don't worry, you've managed to write a book, so you're already more than capable of riding this part out too. Here's the short list of things I believe are valuable building clocks that authors can use to cultivate and retain a legion of readers. I believe these are highly effective and doable for the majority of writers.
2. Author Exchange Platform
3. Social Media
4. Website sign up form
5. Back Matter
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