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Book Distribution Insights

This webinar focuses on book distribution. This is the first part of a series of book distribution. An introduction to the book distribution industry and various areas that you as an author must know. Book distribution is sometimes affected when authors are self-published, or published with a small or large publisher. Over the years, books published have increased greatly but less than 40% get a meaningful distribution which sill affect their sales greatly. 


This webinar was hosted by Kirk Whisler, Empowering Latino Futures Board Member and Co-founder of ISLA

26 Things Every Book Cover Should Have

26 Things Every Book Cover Should Have: Hints on the Body of Your Book.  By Kirk Whisler 


Cover Layout

  1. Remember most people look at a cover for 5 seconds or less and then decide if they want to know more about a book.  ****
  2. Often they are looking at the cover on Amazon, a comparable place online, or in a printed catalog. How does your cover look at 1” high? If it is not readable at that size you may want to redo it.  ****
  3. The illustration or photo should, in most cases, be easy to understand the meaning of it.

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