Step 3 – Design: The book interior

As with the front cover of your book, a great way to find out how you want your book to look inside is to go to a bookstore and have a look through some books! Think about whether you want your book to look modern, traditional, funky, fun – whatever! The inside of your book […]

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Step 3 – Design: The spine and back cover

As well as a front cover design you will also need a spine and back cover design for your book. These are usually completed after the front cover design is finalised. Your back cover should contain: ▪   Blurb (sometimes also known as ‘back cover copy’): don’t make this too ‘hard sell’. Your blurb should accurately […]

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Step 1 – Planning: team, costs and timelines

As with any major project, planning is crucial – that’s why it’s Step 1 in our seven-step system. You need to think about three key areas before your project can commence: Who is going to help you put your book together? What is your schedule for your book? What is your budget for your book? […]

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