Here were two proposed versions of the cover design for the Fifth Edition of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books.
Which do you like best, Cover A or Cover B? Here are the results of our survey:
In 1997, Cover A was selected by more
than 200 visitors to this site by a margin of 9 to 1 over Cover B.
You, too, can test your covers in this way. While you can't tell a book by its cover, you can sell a book by its
cover. Hence, cover design is crucial to the success of your book. Be sure to test your covers. Use your web site to help
you conduct tests. Note our success. For more on designing your books as sales aids, click here.
Of course, I like the new edition cover on the left the best
Note the testimonial at the top (changed since these versions of the cover were produced):
“If you want to sell 157,000,000 books like we have, read this book.”
— Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield, authors, Chicken Soup for the Soul
1001 Ways to Market Your Books, 6th Edition describes more than 1,000
ideas, tips, and suggestions for marketing books — all illustrated with real-life examples showing how other
publishers and authors have marketed their books.
“Without glitzy idealism or funky hopelessness, Kremer does a sound job of talking about marketing, telling
stories from his own and others' experiences. He knows his subject, imparting important information in a
fast-paced, very open way. Extremely good stuff here.” — The Book Reader
May, 2008. ISBN: 0-912411-49-X. PDF, $9.99.