The Profound Effects And Simple Not-So-Secrets Of A Great Book Cover

The Profound Effects And Simple Not-So-Secrets Of A Great Book Cover

Even an author that has no or minimal understanding of design can’t help but notice when patterns emerge in research, learning the subtleties of what makes a good cover “good” and a bad cover “bad.” The cover is your book’s crucial first impression, acting as packaging, branding, and a big part of its of marketing.

Though it’s clear that some books have overcome mediocre, or even bad, covers and gone on to become best sellers, those titles would have, most certainly, done even better with great covers. You don’t want to overcome your cover; you want to ride its success.

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The Winning Combination: How a Gregarious Title and Scrupulous Subtitle Win You Readers

The Winning Combination: How a Gregarious Title and Scrupulous Subtitle Win You Readers

An aspect of publishing that is often overlooked is the value of a well-crafted, strategically designed title and subtitle. Sure, instincts can lead you to a great first title idea, but a great sounding title and an effective title can be two different things. Wisely chosen titles capture your readers’ attention, hook them, and can even influence them throughout the rest of the book.

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What Successful Campaigns Can Teach You About Crowdfunding Your Book

What Successful Campaigns Can Teach You About Crowdfunding Your Book

Many well-known books have taken the crowdfunding path, including the Friesens-printed Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. But what is it about projects like Rebel Girls that garners such appeal and engagement?

Here’s a look at a few real-world examples of successful campaigns and the characteristics that contributed to them meeting their funding goals.

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The Book Proposal Template for Indie Writers

The Book Proposal Template for Indie Writers

A great book starts with a great book proposal. And yet book proposals are an under-used tool for self-publishing writers.

To help you put together a useful proposal for your book, we’ve created an easy-to-follow free template. Whether you’re in the idea phase or you’re almost finished your first draft, your proposal will be a helpful signpost throughout the writing and revision processes – and well into publishing.

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7 Misconceptions About Book Editing

7 Misconceptions About Book Editing

Editing is a crucial part of the publishing process. However, it’s equally as crucial that self-publishing authors recognize their role as both author and publisher when entering into editing. Our editors have noticed that before some writers are engaged in the process, they hold certain misbeliefs about the parameters and content of the relationship with an editor.

We chatted with our in-house editing professional Amy De Nat and she broke down seven misconceptions she’s encountered in book editing:

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4 Surprising Benefits of Crowdfunding for Authors

4 Surprising Benefits of Crowdfunding for Authors

Raising money is just one of the reasons you should consider crowdfunding for your next book project.

Here’s four top benefits writers experience when crowdfunding!

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Behind the Scenes at the FriesenPress Editing Department

Behind the Scenes at the FriesenPress Editing Department

Professional editing is arguably the single most impactful process an author experiences when publishing their book. That’s why we’re so hands-on and meticulous when matching our authors with the perfect editor for their project.

How do we do it? FriesenPress Editing & Illustrations Coordinator Amy De Nat gives you a peek behind the curtain.

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The Subtle Magic of Landscape Format Books

The Subtle Magic of Landscape Format Books

Landscape format books tend to have a certain magic about them.

Author, illustrator, and FriesenPress Publishing Specialist Astra Crompton explores three powerful subtleties of landscape books and how they benefit authors (and delight readers).

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