Today was the day I have been waiting for!! About 3-4 weeks ago, I started setting up my book cover with my designer. I sent her the photo a couple of weeks ago and today was the day that she sent me my first proof of the Ebook cover and the Print cover. Let me tell you….I LOVE THEM! She designed them better than I could have hoped for and I have no changes to make.
Her communication has been phenomenal and she has been so helpful with all of my questions having never been through the process before. She usually emails back within a few hours and always has the answer. I have been following along with her premade covers for months now and I knew that I wanted her to design mine.
Over the weekend I purchased my ISBN number. I opted to buy the 10-pack vs only 1. The cost of two single numbers was the cost of a 10-pack, no brainer in my book. My designer offered to put my ISBN number on the back cover for me along with the barcode for no extra cost.
Once she places that on the back, I will be able to approve my final cover design and she will then be able to make my matching title page and chapter headers. Once I receive those, I will be able to forward them on to my formatter and she will be able to get started. Without those, she can’t do anything. Once she starts, both books (Ebook & Print) should be finished within 5 business days!!
I’m hoping both the cover and formatting will both be complete by the middle of next week so I can begin to upload it on Createspace. I believe I then will be able to order a proof copy and review it, making sure the spine, text, covers, etc all line up in the way they are supposed to.
I cannot wait until I get that book in my hands!! Holding it will be surreal I’m sure.
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I can’t wait to share my cover with all of you when I get the final copy!