Back covers are really not used in ebooks. When reduced to the size of an eBook device, the text on the back cover is usually not readable. For this reason, we recommend that the text on the back cover be provided to us to be included inside the book, like a “praise” page, or as blurbs.

Remember:  a backcover on a print book is intended to lure your buyer to your book, to hook them on the story.  When they buy from an online retailer, like Amazon, your prospective reader will have:

 

  •  seen something about the book, somewhere, that interested them;
  •  navigated/found their way to your Amazon sales page;
  •  Reviewed the description (which you create), 
  •  looked at any editorial reviews (like reviews from a newspaper), 
  •  looked at any user or reader reviews, 
  •  read the look inside, or, 
  •  downloaded the free sample, then, 
  •  decided to buy the book, 
  •  bought the book, 
  •  read the book, 
  •  got to the end of the book....and then, they'd see the rear cover.

 

So, in an ebook, by the time a reader saw the back cover, they'd not only have bought the book, but finished it!  For an ebook, that back cover that was created for print is neither needed nor even desirable. 

 

 

  

Holiday Closing Alert! Presidents' Day, 2020   

Happy Presidents' Day 2020! We're closed today, but back tomorrow.

As amazing as it is, this year, for the first time ever, in 11 years now, we're going to be closed for Presidents' Day!

That means we're going to be closed, Sunday and Monday, February 16th and 17th, 2020.

No telephone calls or emails will be answered.  The admin office needs a break.  We'll be back, everything to the ready, the morning of Tuesday, February 18th, to get cracking.  Thank you for your support and understanding.  

For those of you already in production, the production crew is running full steam; Judith (QA--Quality assurance, our Princess of Perfection) and Jay (Our Doyenne of Customer Delight) will be here and working, checking books and sending them out, so please, don't worry.  It's just we lazybones in the admin office that need a break!