Yes, we’re working on the dreaded back cover, which you may, or may not, need. If you’re publishing an eBook you probably won’t have anywhere to PUT a back cover, but if your book is going to be printed through a POD, etc, then you’re going to need one!
Depending on your POD of choice and their cover builder, chances are they will put the bar code in for you, so all you’re going to need to do is leave a space for it. (The templates usually have it marked where the barcode goes) And you know your copyright information. If you’re making a one piece back cover, a simple format is to put the following in the bottom left hand corner of your cover:
© Publication Year Your Name (eg: © 2010 Joleene Naylor)
All Rights Reserved
Your website address
If you’re using a cover creator, it may do this for you, or have a pre-made text box for you to insert the necessary text into.
A note on website addresses:
If you have a cool dot com – like joleenenaylor.com – you can present it without the http or sometimes even without even the www. – aka:
Use your judgment on what looks better.
Also, notice how I capitalized the first letters of my first and last name? Before that address was a jumble of foreign letters but now, thanks to the capitalization, it has been broken up into two words that your customer is more likely to remember. for instance:
The capitalized letters will make no difference when typed into the address bar of a browser – joleenenaylor.com and JoleeneNaylor.com both go to the same place, just like Google.com and google.com both land you at Google.
If you have an awkward website address, like:
then you might want to put the www. at the beginning of it. As with anything, the shorter you can make your website address, the better. So, if you’re setting up a site through a free site, always check the availability of shorter extensions. For instance orgfree.com offers anything from coolpage.biz (not a very professional ending, is it?) to xp3.biz (better) and several in between.
okay, next one is going to be about that horrible synopsis *shudder*