A proof is a preview of your book. It’s the best way of knowing what a book is going to look like before a full order of books arrive on your doorstep. Proofs put you in the driver’s seat of your book printing experience; they allow you to see a preview of the book and make any changes necessary before production begins.
An eBook is a digital file of a book designed to be read on mobile devices—think phones, iPads, Kindles, eReaders, and more. For many authors, eBooks are a fantastic distribution tool that can complement other sales avenues.
Many people like to think that a great cover just materializes, fully formed, in the mind of the designer. The reality is that many factors, such as visual appeal, color, fonts, and audience, all have to be considered before starting. Here are four tips on designing your cover from a professional book designer.