Creating a book is a lengthy process that should be handled with the utmost amount of care. There are a variety of different things that you will need to take into consideration ranging from the cover of your book to the back page. Of course, at writers rise, we focus primarily on non fiction books, the following can apply to both in some cases. Below are 7 things to remember when you are designing the back page of your book.
1. Making it Attractive
The main objective of the back page of your book is to make the reader feel like they want to flip through every page until they hit the back of your cover. Make your back page attractive so that is effectively displays the amount of effort that you put into writing the novel.
2. Adding Past and Future Books
Depending on the amount of books that you have written in the past or that are going to be released in the near future, you may want to add their titles to the back page of your book. This is a great form of marketing that lets your readers know that there are further installments to a series or other books that you have written that they can purchase.
3. Further Information About the Next Book
If your novel is a part of a series, it can be a great idea to add a small paragraph from the beginning of your next novel on the back page of your book. Make sure that this paragraph is enticing so that the readers will run to the store immediately to buy the next book.
4. Ordering Page
Ordering pages are relatively common, especially in older novels. If your publisher offers customers the opportunity to order your new books directly from them, add an Order Page at the back of your book that they can fill out and mail in to the publisher. This will allow them to receive the novel in the mail.
5. Small Author Biography
At the very back of your book, make sure that you include a small amount of information about yourself. Generally you will want to take an excerpt from your full biography that will tell readers about yourself in the least amount of words possible.
6. Awards and Nominations
If you are a best-selling author or an author who has won any local awards, make sure that you showcase your achievements on the back page of your book.
Depending on the type of book that you are writing, you may also want to include an index at the back of the book. Generally this applies for non-fiction books as it allows readers to search for a specific topic, acquire a page number, and be directed to where the information is.
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