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A book cover that catches the eye and provokes interest is essential whether you’re publishing in print or ebook format--and it doesn’t hurt to have a designer who understands the difference between simply designing for the bookstore and designing to be effective on websites where covers are prime factors. According to The Guardian, self-publishers who received help with cover design upped earnings by a further 34%. Learn more.

The interior design of a printed book makes the difference between a smooth read and a frustrating one, between a professional delivery of your narrative and ideas and one that suffers from mistakes. Whether you’re aiming for traditional printing, print on demand, or a PDF to market, go with a design that works. Learn more.

ebook packages Full-service design package includes everything you need (other than editing) to publish your ebook on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple, and Sony. Full-service publishing package includes substantive (line & developmental) editing in addition to cover and interior design.

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Click the images above to see samples of cover designs.

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The “outside eyes” of an editor are a necessary ingredient for a successful book. If your book is professionally edited and only needs design and publishing help, great. But if you plan to publish without an edit, odds are you’ll end up with an amateurish book--and why should anyone buy one of those? The Guardian says that self-publishers who received help (paid or unpaid) with story editing, copy editing and proofreading made 13% more than the average. Learn more.

Navigate publishing’s mechanics and requirements in print or ebook formats, and understand the differences between the “turnkey” companies that may offer services (and costs) that you don’t need. I’ll be your guide to getting your work published. Caveat: you’re the publisher, and once we have your book ready to go, you make the decisions on how to publish and market your book. Learn more.

Flogging the Quill is my critique blog on storytelling craft for works in progress by writers all over the world. Free crit of first pages by me and readers of FtQ, who are mostly writers. Stop in and help writers or submit a chapter.

Explore my novels and my nonfiction book on the craft of writing at rayrhamey.com. Thanks.

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