Readers are basing their book-purchasing decisions on a single image with a few pixels. That's one reason you need the services of a professional cover designer.

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Charmisse M. Owens is a first-generation college graduate who self-published "Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Started College" with BookBaby.

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The graphic appeal of your book – both the book cover and the pages within – plays a big part in the perception and professionalism of your work.

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Excerpted from BookBaby’s latest guide, 5 Steps To Self Publishing, Part II of our series addresses your book cover design and how book formatting makes your book... a book.

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Print on demand books for the independent author haven't just leveled the playing field, they've changed the nature of the game. It is now cost-effective to print books as needed, not relying on offset printers to churn out thousands of books to justify the fixed costs.

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This post addresses market research for your book and the how to focus on the key elements that will help you craft a book that has the potential to be a best seller.

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