In last week’s post I asked Joel Friedlander, an award-winning book designer and the author of A Self-Publisher’s Companion: Expert Advice for Authors Who Want to Publish, for the three most common mistakes he sees indie authors make with e-books. Today, I asked him the same question about print books, and here’s what he had to say:
While I’m traditionally published now, I started out with self-publishing, and I hired a professional designer to make sure my novel looked as good as the ones on the shelves at the bookstores. I strongly recommend that all indie authors do this to avoid producing something that looks amateur and detracts from the reading experience. It’s a competitive market out there, so you want your book to shine!
To learn more about Joel, please visit www.TheBookDesigner.com. You can also follow him on Twitter (@JFBookman).
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