How to Design a Book Spine
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How to Design a Book Spine
Our last post discussed the ins and outs of the back cover and how to make the most of the space there. However, the back and front covers aren’t all that matter in cover design. The spine must also be considered.
It may seem like the book spine is the least important part of the full cover. However, if you have a print book, the spine is what people will see when your book is shelved in a bookstore. Most books are shelved with the spine facing the customer. Because of this, the design of your book’s spine should be as attractive as possible while still sharing the necessary information.
Because of the space constraints, designers must be skilled to create an engaging spine. Below are some best practices for designing book spines and a breakdown of how each element can help you sell your book….
Click here to learn how your book’s spine can help you sell your book and best practices on how to design it.
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You should know that eBook formatting is nothing to take lightly. Improper formatting can negatively impact the reading experience and may even turn readers away from your book.
At 1106 Design, we go beyond simple file conversion and hand-code your eBook files from scratch per the unique needs of each device. We’ll provide two validated files for ePub and ePub4Amazon, which you can upload to the eBook seller of your choice.
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