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  "Why book cover design is important?"

 "A book cover creates the first impression on its potential readers. Therefore, a book cover design is one of the most important aspects of marketing a book. If the cover is not designed well, you will lose sales. ... A successful book cover needs to make a reader 'feel' the manuscript rather than 'tell' about it."

  Makes a Good Book Cover?

 "A good book cover gWhatenerates sales

 "It has to relay information about the book in a way that grabs potential readers and inspires them to investigate further. It doesn't have to tell everything about the story or provide the illustrator's unique viewpoint like an editorial illustration."

What to Put On The Back Cover?

 "If you are a novelist, your back cover should provide a short summary of what your book is about. Write only a paragraph or two, and include the hooks—the story's most engaging plot points."

 The Back Cover is also called "Blurb"

 "A blurb is a short promotional piece accompanying a piece of creative work. It may be written by the author or publisher or quote praise from others. Blurbs were originally printed on the back or rear dust jacket of a book, and are now found on web portals and news websites. A blurb may introduce a newspaper or a book."

Bete Readers/What They Do!

 "A beta reader is usually a test reader of an unreleased work of literature or other writing (similar to beta testing in software), who gives feedback from the point of view of an average reader to the author. ... This feedback is used by the writer to fix remaining issues with plot, pacing, and consistency."

 What Publishers look for in new Author's

  "Your plans to write more books: Publishers seek multiple-book authors because the more books authors write, the more books they sell. Additionally, they prefer to invest in authors who will continue to produce products for the company or who have ideas for how to brand themselves by writing more books."

Sending Query Letters

"  "A query letter is a formal letter sent to magazine editors, literary agents and sometimes publishing houses or companies. Writers write query letters to propose writing ideas. In this sense, the query letter is an author's first step toward getting his or her manuscript published"

Self Publish/ What is it?

 "Self-publishing is the publication of media by its author without the involvement of an established publisher. The term usually refers to written media, such as books and magazines, either as an ebook or as a physical copy using POD technology."

 (Print  On Demand)

What Do Editors Do?

"An editor is a critical reader and a lover of words, whose job is to polish and refine a story or an article. Editors are used in various industries and for many types of products, such as magazines, newspapers, blogs, and books. Editors are responsible for checking facts, spelling, grammar, and punctuation."

What Are Writing Prompts For?

 "Writing prompts or essay prompts are learning assignments that direct students to write about a particular topic in a particular way. They are designed to integrate a student's imagination and creativity into guided writing practice."

You Need A Cover Letter!

"A cover letter introduces you and your novel to potential publishers. This letter is your first point of contact between you and a publisher, therefore, it is crucial that aspiring authors know how to write a decent cover letter."

The major differences between The novel, Novella, Novelette, short story

 "Its length constraints mean you'll find fewer conflicts in a novella than you will in a novel, but there will also be more nuanced and complication than you'll find in a short story. Novellas are more often focused on one character's personal and emotional development rather than with large-scale issues."

The length of a Novel- 1000,000-175,000 words

The length of a Novella-15,000-40,000 words

The Length of a Novelette- 7,500-19,000 words

The length of the short story_5,000-10,000 words

Flash Fiction -stories with 500 words.  No more than 1,000


Fonts"   _This is the size and style you will use to write your story.

 It can be a fancy style, there are many on your computer. It can be different sizes, from small, to large print, But be careful here.  Most publishers prefer and accept Font size 12 in the style Times New Roman, Ariel, or Courier.  These fonts make for better reading for publishers than fancy styles and might make them not accept your manuscript if you use the wrong font or style when you submit to them.   

  Your computer has many font sizes & styles, and It's okay & fun seeing how your story will look in a fancy style and different size. Just don't submit it that way!

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