This was the most difficult part of getting a book into the public view. The book cover is extremely important and helps to tell the story you have written. I have used a few covers offered by various websites who publish and print books, though I found my diamond in a website called Fiverr. Here I found a graphic designer who has done wonders for me on three covers at a low cost. I have worked with him three times now and will need a few more covers for the series I am writing.
Book covers need to be fairly simple though good enough to sell your book. It is important that it matches the story inside whether it is via a hint from the cover or title.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Our last published book was "LAURA" by Jim Adams. It is a May to December scenario as well as a ghost story. With unexpected twists it is a lovely romantic story.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Marketing are skill we are still learning. So far I have we ask our Authors to either do a blog or a website. We also suggest business cards which can be handed out. Social media is also an important part of our society today, using sites like Linkedin, Facebook and Google Plus are essential. A good idea is to have an author page on Facebook and joining writing groups online and in your place of residence. If you can get an article about you and your writing in a local paper it should help move you forward.
Smashwords Interviews are created by the profiled author, publisher or reader.