At the latest when your story is finished typing and you want to get your book into a readable form, the question arises: Which font should I use? If you're self-publishing your book, you can't avoid this consideration.
A book lives from strong content. But if there is a lack of correct book typesetting, this content does not come into its own and the book looks unprofessional. But what is behind the term "book typesetting" and how should a book be structured?
The book cover is your book's calling card, centerpiece, and flagship. The book cover makes the reader linger on the book or not, it inspires or deters, it fascinates or bores. A few seconds decide whether a reader will take a closer look at your book. We show you how to generate this attention.
Consumers make over 90 percent of purchasing decisions unconsciously based on emotions. Marketing experts have found this to be the case. And emotions are strongly aroused via visual stimuli. While the key selling point of your book remains a great story, how the book and its cover are designed creates an initial incentive for your reader to pick it up in the first place.
Anyone can write - that's one of the prejudices that authors have to contend with. After all, we learn to read and write in elementary school. But there is a difference between mastering grammar and spelling and captivating writing techniques, emotionally charged formulations and authentic protagonists. To train in this, there are dedicated writing schools.
Whether in the shower, while jogging or half asleep - rest and distraction tickle out many an unexpected idea. Archimedes, for example, is said to have discovered the principle of buoyancy named after him in the bathtub. Whether you find ideas easy or hard to come by, you can boost your creativity with certain techniques to come up with a brilliant book idea.
Randy Ingermanson is a software developer. This job gave him a brilliant idea for planning novels. As a writer himself, he uses it successfully. The Snowflake Method. What is behind it and how can it be used to plan plot structure and characters piece by piece?
Almost 35,000 printed crime novels are available on the German book market, according to the Verzeichnis lieferbarer Bücher. By comparison, there are "only" about 20,000 titles in the romance genre. So the competition is fierce if you want to write a crime novel. But how do you write a crime novel that stands out and excites and motivates readers to read on?
There are a few reasons to publish your book under a pseudonym. Maybe another name is better to market or you don't want friends and colleagues to know about your book publication. But how can you find a suitable pen name and what are the disadvantages of a pseudonym in book promotion?
What can you do to hook readers on the first page? How can you create an opening that captivates your readers, enticing them to devour the book immediately? Turn readers into sleuths who won't want to put your book down until they've solved the mystery of the beginning.
A good idea is not enough to write a book. It also takes time and the necessary tools to implement an exciting plot, to make characters authentic or to create emotions with sophisticated wording. You don't have to master all that if you want to have your book or e-book written. But how do you find a suitable ghostwriter, what are the costs and what are the advantages and disadvantages?
Using professional photos to whet the reader's appetite and clear instructions to make them smell the dish as they read - that's what writing your own cookbook is all about. 2,000 recipe books are published every year. How do you make your cookbook stand out from the rest and what tips do you have on design and structure?