One of the hardest things for authors to do is summarize an entire story idea in just a few sentences. But if you’re an author who wants to market a book, you can’t escape writing a book description. And writing one while you’re drafting helps distill your story idea to its most powerful parts.
Once you’re selling your work, you’ll need to write a compelling book description for your online listings. There are two tools that can help you with this: a book description generator and a book description template.
Book cover designers have one of the trickiest jobs in the industry. They have to create covers that attract the largest possible number of potential customers. This is especially important when the book has no thrilling title to help make it pop. So what’s important when choosing a book cover?
One creator of a woodland creature-themed baby guest book recently took five cover designs to PickFu and created a poll to find out which one stood out above the rest. The creator asked 50 women to rank their favorite options:
As we head towards summer weather, many are thinking about losing weight and increasing their fitness levels. Many rely on fitness apps to help them. App design plays a big part in whether we download an app or keep browsing the App Store.
The creator of this PickFu poll evaluated two different app designs for a fitness app, asking the audience which they would prefer to download.
Option A features teal for its pop of color, while Option B uses pink for its different headings. There are also some differences in how the content is laid out across the app. Can you guess which one won?
Editor’s note: Thanks to G2 for providing this guest post on building your e-commerce tech stack.
There are more software options for e-commerce businesses now than ever before.
As consumers have become smarter buyers who are pickier with their purchasing decisions, software businesses have had to adjust in order to stand out to consumers. This has not only resulted in software becoming increasingly more intricate to fit the needs of buyers, but the array of available options also continues to increase.
For the consumer, this is a positive shift because, well, people love options. However, it can also become overwhelming when it’s time to create an e-commerce tech stack that will help you offer the best buyer journey possible.
Choosing the best product image is crucial for online sellers. Product images impact click-through and conversion rates, so it’s hard to overstate the importance of high-quality images. Attractive images lend credibility to your product and instill trust in your brand.
The seller of this workout towel bundle understands the need for a strong main image and created this PickFu poll to test two images. Both images feature the same products but have slightly different spacing and proportions. By split testing the two images, the seller quickly learns which image is more appealing to a general audience.
Why you should know how to format a book for Kindle
Once upon a time, writers relied on traditional publishing to get their books in front of an audience. And it’s true that publishing through an established company means your book won’t get sent out into the world full of typos.
But every writer also knows this: sometimes, publishing houses release bland books that should’ve stayed in draft form forever. Conversely, sometimes even the best books never find a home through a traditional publisher. Actually, this happens all the time.
This situation has driven many writers to take matters into their own hands and self-publish books through platforms like Amazon. One neat thing about Amazon is that you can easily format an e-book using Kindle Create, a free formatting software that makes your book look professional before you upload it to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).
If you’re wondering how to format a book for Kindle, keep reading. We’ll show you everything you need to know in three simple steps.
Say you’re a writer of religious self-help books, but you want your book to appeal to everyone. Do you design your title and cover with religion in mind or the general audience who’ll be reading it (hopefully)?
Author Michael Peters created a PickFu poll to answer that question for his own religious self-help book.
Option A’s title is a bit of a mouthful: Lost in Detroit: Bent Nails, Alien Life, and Jesus of Nazareth: The Journey to the Non-Religious Jesus. The cover features a clean black, white, and turquoise color scheme with the Detroit skyline below the title.
Option B’s title is much shorter: Tired of Religion? Come & See Jesus of Nazareth. The cover art is a blurred painting of Jesus.