WHY IS COVER DESIGN IMPORTANT?
It's not rocket science. Readers are visual. Therefore, readers' respond well to the covers' appeal. Mind you, no matter how well written the book is, it will be judged by its cover. We have seen many well-written books being drop cold and relegated to the trash bin based on cover design. There it is! And that's the reality, readers do judge a book by its cover, and in today's time, we make decisions in less and less time. Based on our research, it will take about three to four seconds to attract a readers' attention and split-of-a-second for buyers to decide whether it's a checkout or a cross out. Hook your readers from the start.
So what promises does having a good cover design gives you? First, it is not a poster making contest. Second, it is your first opportunity to capture your readers' attention. Third, give your publicist an easy time to build your brand!
The cover of your book is the most important and critical design element—it is where your readers will first meet you and your story. Fifth Pillar Books understands the elements of a great cover design and our seasoned studio artist will work with you in creating a cover that compliments your work and gives your book its best chance. Stand out in an already crowded shelf. All of our book cover designs are rendered to life by a professional digital studio/book cover artist who understands the basics elements of a cover design; relevant, unique and a 'cover that speaks.'
PLEASE NOTE: A virtual assistant for authors (VAFA) is already assigned to your book project when you select the package option during the publishing stage. Please see list of work items of VAFA included in your package.
Metadata is the backbone of the publishing industry, and we make it as the foundation of your book's discoverability. The data being sent to retailers is what drives the sales of your book. Without it, publishers can't sell books to retailers, readers can't efficiently find your books online, and sales suffer tremendously. Book metadata is the primary marketing and discovery mechanism for readers and retailers, and it's the lifeblood of the publishing industry.
Make no mistake, your strongest brand is your name. Ever wondered what make readers 'feverish' & race out to buy the latest book or new releases from authors such as J.K. Rowling? Two words: Author Branding. This is what distinguishes you from other authors in the market and identifies you and your work. Stand Out. Let your book take the spotlight.
Marketing is the most misunderstood amongst the four main ingredients for a book's success. In many ways, the work done in marketing a book varies and goes into different levels. In general, publishers market upstream to booksellers and distributors who will be purchasing your books and you—the author focus on marketing downstream to your readers. Our marketing programs are anchored on assisted marketing.
Our packages are designed with the author's welfare in mind. With the advent of self-publishing, and the ever-growing maze, traps, and puzzles of DIYs. We pride ourselves that you are always first and always guided with us. From curated publishing to assisted marketing, our packages are designed to offer authors the support, solutions, expertise, and tools they need to maximize their book's potential. Make your book a success story with us!