Periodically, Ken gives us the opportunity to promote ourselves, and the smart people here take full advantage of it! (So, how many of these have I done now?? LOL!)
A few years ago, I noticed a glaring "hole" in ebooking. 99.9% of ebooks looked absolutely awful! Oh, they had nice 3D covers done, but the ebooks themselves? Yuck! Oversized type, bad fonts, no design, no organization. A few were "just ok" in the appearance department, but were still generally boring to look at.
Having been in (print) publishing for around 30+ years, I knew they could be better - a lot better. Just a little design help would make the ebooks easier to read, give them a bit of pizazz, and increase their perceived value to the reader.
Here's an example. One of my clients had a high level of returns - a $97 ebook with good information, but so badly laid out that people were returning it because IT'S APPEARANCE MADE THEM QUESTION THE VALUE OF IT'S CONTENTS! (Re-read that sentence - several times!) After I re-designed the interior pages of his ebook, his returns immediately went down and, as he said - "That's money in the bank!"
My prices are more than reasonable (just getting ONE less return in the above example paid for his re-design!) and have stayed at the same level since I started. I also have expanded into other things as my clients have asked for them - 3D covers, banners, logos, web pages, and CD labels and CD autorun interfaces ( the menu screens that come up when you put a CD in the tray...)- are a few of the additional services I offer my clients.
On the side, I do a bit of programming (eBook Librarian is one of my software creations)along with a number of chiropractic programs (yes, I'm a licensed chiropractor, but not practicing - I have some health problems that prevent that.)
So, if you're looking to jazz up your ebook's interior, or need some other graphic "stuff", come see me...
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