The 7 Point Checklist for Your Book’s Front Page

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When you have decided that it’s time for you to try to publish your own book, there are a variety of things that you will need to take into consideration. The first thing to take into consideration is the front page of your book, as it is the first thing that people will take into account. Many authors spend months, sometimes even years, to get the content on the front page of their book perfected. Below is a list of 7 things to take into consideration when you’re building your book’s front page.

1. Title of the book

The most important aspect of your book’s front page is to make sure that it has a title that is striking and interesting for your readers. You will want to develop a title that screams “Buy me!” so that they can’t put the book down. Once they open the front cover, you should always consider reminding them of the title of your book by having it on the front page.

2. Subtitle

If you find that adding a subtitle to your book’s title will add more information to explain what the book is about, you may also want to consider including this on the front page. A subtitle can be quite useful, especially if your title doesn’t fully explain what your novel is about.

3. Name of the Author

Of course you will want to take credit for the amount of work that you put into your book, therefore you will want to put your name on the front page. Whether you are using your real name or a pen name, it should be on the page.

4. Publisher

The majority of the time when you sign a contract with a publisher, they will require you to put their name on the front page of your novel as well. With that being said, you should want to as your publisher will work diligently to make sure that your novel is successful.

5. Location of the Publisher

To give your publisher further credit, some authors will even provide the address of their publisher on the front page.

6. Year of Publication

Often, authors find it beneficial to add the year of publication to their front page. Though some choose to place it at the back of the book.

7. Descriptive Text

Depending on the type of cover that you choose for your book, you may want to consider adding a small amount of descriptive text to your front page. It will essentially be the lead-in for potential readers. Check out Hard Core Soft Cover on Amazon to see what worked for Nick and I.

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Al is known as the Fit Martial Writer. He's the operations manager at http://WritersRise.com and is also a fat loss and martial arts coach.
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