Book keyword tips
- Combine keywords in the most logical order. Customers search for “military science fiction” but probably not for “fiction science military.”
- Use up to seven keywords or short phrases.
- Before publishing, search for your book’s title and keywords on Amazon. If you get irrelevant or unsatisfying results, make some changes. When searching, look at the suggestions that appear in the “Search” field drop down.
- Think like a reader. Imagine how you’d search if you were a customer.
- Your keywords can capture useful, relevant information that won’t fit in your title and description (setting, character, plot, theme, etc.).
- You can change keywords and descriptions as often as you like.
Over the years, I’ve designed 14 book covers for author Maureen Driscoll. In designing the 15th cover Where Light Shines, to be released later this year, I found the most informative article about sizing images for Facebook. (This information I could NOT find on Facebook.) The article reveals, “For a business page, the cover photo will be resized to 828 x 315px on desktop and 640 x 360 px on mobile devices. By uploading a 1656 x 930px image your cover photo will be fully optimized for high resolution devices and also accommodate the differing formats of desktop and mobile cover photos.” Good to know! Check out the Facebook cover photo I created of Maureen’s latest series.
Save Yourself from Burnout: A System to Get Your Life Back by Dr. Marnie Loomis, ND, and Beth Genly, MSN, is hot off the press! Written by two professionals who suffered from burnout, this book provides insight, exercises, and strategies…a system for recovery.
I designed the cover and interior pages, and received this testimonial from Beth Genly, “Our book was a big design challenge, as it was packed with graphs, checklists, quizzes and more. We wanted it to look entirely professional while at the same time being inviting to the reader. Also, we wanted a well-designed cover with a little sizzle. Jennifer Omner of ALL Publications delivered all of that. Plus, she is a joy to work with: fast, knowledgeable, thoughtful, responsive, meticulous, and all-around good.”
A special thanks to speaker, trainer, author, and coach Susan Bender-Phelps for the referral!
Help for Independent Presses
Have you written a nonfiction or fiction manuscript? After it has been professionally edited, I can design the interior pages and cover, plus guide you through the maze of book publishing and printing. To get started, call me at 503-690-2438 to discuss your project and my helpful guide for authors.