Layout-and-Formatting
The popular idiom is “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but despite how true it might be in an idealistic sense, the reality of the book industry is that the vast majority of readers do indeed use the cover of a book as a deciding factor in not only whether or not they should buy the book, but if they will enjoy it as well.

With millions of books for readers to choose from, the first “sales pitch” is the cover. If it is not striking enough to draw attention, it will be passed over for something more interesting on either side.

If the text is not clear enough from a distance, or when the image is a thumbnail online, then a great sounding title will be lost on a potential customer.

The cover is not only a billboard for the book, but, in a sense, the first page of the story, because it is here that the book can communicate a little of the style and mood of the tale inside. A dark cover, with lots of shadow, can suggest a horror, while a bright white cover with clouds could suggest a motivational textbook. This is important because it speaks to the emotions of the reader, engaging them on a deeper level, and thus potentially not only securing a book sale, but setting the stage for whether or not they will like the book in the first place.

A cover can also create preconceptions in a reader’s mind about what the characters or the setting look like. It is debatable whether or not this is a good thing, as the cover design may not match the author or reader’s ideas, but it could act as a visual aid where necessary. Romance and erotica obviously make good use of this fact with appealing models on the front cover, enticing readers as much as they might entice each other as characters in the story.

Great cover designs therefore need to draw the reader’s attention, engage them on an emotional level, suggest the tone and style of the work, and showcase the quality of the book itself, all the while taking into consideration the potential cultural expectations of the reader. This is a monumental task, without doubt, but one that could be a deciding factor in making a book a best-seller.


BIGFOOT OFFERS AFFORDABLE COVER DESIGNING FOR BOTH PAPERBACKS AND EBOOKS.

Bigfoot is known for its Quality and fast service. The first prototype of your design will be shown within 72 business hours of payment. Our Designing expert will be in regular touch with you regarding change in colour scheme/ font style and pattern.
Complete work will be shown in 5 working days for final approval before delivery.



KNOW THE PROCEDURE

For Paperbacks:

Bigfoot Publications

1. Choose ideal size for your book.

2. Add title of your manuscript

3. Add Genre

4. Add a Short description of your story in 500 words.

5. Tell us if there is any idea or colour scheme in your mind regarding book cover.

 

And send them to Marketing@bigfootpublications.com with the subject “Need cover design for Paperback.”

YOUR IDEAL BOOK SIZE GUIDE (IN INCHES) :

SMALL SIZE (IDEAL FOR POCKET BOOKS/ CHILDREN LITERATURE) : 4.25 X 6.8 INCHES

STANDARD SIZE (IDEAL FOR NOVELS: FICTIONS/NON FICTIONS) : 5.5 X 8.5 INCHES

LARGE SIZE (IDEAL FOR PLAYS/SATIRES) : 6 X 9 INCHES

EXTRA LARGE SIZE (IDEAL FOR ACADEMIC BOOKS) : 9 X 11 INCHES

 

Payable Amount : 2999+GST   info@bigfootpublications.com

Estimated time for project completion: 5 working days after payment.


For E-books:

Bigfoot Publications

1. Choose your E-book device.

2. Add Title of the manuscript.

3. Add Genre of your manuscript.

4. Add a Short description of your story in 500 words.

5. Tell us if there is any idea or colour scheme in mind regarding your e-book cover.

 

And send them to Marketing@bigfootpublications.com with the subject “Need cover design for E-book.”

E-BOOK COVER SIZE GUIDE (IN PIXELS) AND FORMATS FOR DEVICES.

GENERAL COVER SIZE FOR OWN WEBSITE: 1563 X 2500 PIXELS .JPG
KINDLE DIRECT PUBLISHING (KDP): 1563 X 2500 PIXELS .JPG/TIFF
BARNES & NOBLES: 1333 X 2000 PIXELS .JPG/TIFF
SMASHWORDS: 1600 X 2400 PIXELS .JPG/PNG
KOBO: 1600 X 2400 PIXELS .JPG/PNG
APPLE iBOOKS: 1400 X 1873 PIXELS .JPG/PNG
GOOGLE BOOKS: 1618 X 2500 PIXELS .JPG/PNG/TIFF

Payable Amount : 2499+GST   info@bigfootpublications.com

Estimated time for project completion: 5 working days after payment.