You Don’t Have to be a Designer to Design a Great Ebook

Have you ever thought about offering an ebook? Whether you call it a white paper, special report or ebook, these documents are great selling tools for your business, and can be nice money makers, too.

You can hire someone to design your ebook for you, or you can do it yourself. If you’d like to go the DIY route, you’ll want to understand the basics about page layout, choosing a typeface using images.

If you’re interested in these topics, you’re in luck! Carole Brown, of New Rules of Book Publishing, interviewed me this week about designing ebooks. Here’s what we talked about:

  • What book covers have in common with doors
  • What to look for when choosing typefaces
  • How to find and use images
  • Tips for successful page layout

brand marketing with eBooks is easy with the design tips in this interviewCarole added links for the software and website resources mentioned in our interview right on the page. There was so much to talk about, it turned into a two-part interview, and Carole will be posting Part Two soon. I’ll be sure to let you know when it’s up.

Listen to the ebook interview now

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  1. says

    Pamela, thank you so much for sharing such wonderful information about designing your ebook in this interview! I’ll be posting Part 2 on Monday. Also thanks for those great resource links you shared with us.

  2. says

    Great, I have a couple of ideas for writing e-books and I like to do things myself. I’m off to have a look (and I’ll be sharing with members of the A-List Blogging Club). In fact I’m going to send the A-List Bloggers here to have a look too as many are working on branding.

  3. says

    Thank you for this ebook info. I am having no trouble filling my ebook with valuable information but putting it all together is another story. Very helpful info