New York Times Bestselling author Adam Grant recently said, “Instead of telling kids they shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, should we teach them to judge negative and positive examples differently? Don’t doom a book by a bad cover—but give a book with a great cover a chance.” Adam makes a good point, as he often does.
The thing about covers is: No one intentionally makes a bad cover. No one wants to “doom” their book, but so many often do. In today’s email, let’s find a way to follow Adam’s advice by giving your book a better chance with a great cover.
Here are three tips (plus one bonus tip) for creating a great book cover:
“Bad covers carry weak signals, but good covers send strong signals.”
Covers can be tricky. Everyone has an opinion, and while we don’t think you should judge a book by its cover, we do think you should follow these rules to create the best cover possible. Remember what Adam said - “...give a book with a great cover a chance.” Use these tips when creating your cover and you’ll give it a great chance.
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