A foreword is a short introductory portion of a non-fiction book, typically written by someone other than the author. The writer of the foreword offers his or her integrity and credibility to the author, convincing others to read the book. The contents of your foreword should not provide detailed information about the subject matter. Instead, it should cover why the book is a must-read.
When it comes to a book’s overall visual appeal, the cover design isn’t the only thing people use to judge a book’s credibility. People view the entire layout of a book as a large determining factor of whether or not they will purchase the book. The book’s cover design could be impeccable, but if the interior book layout isn’t up to par, a potential reader could be instantly turned off.
You finished your newest book and the first printed copy just arrived in the mail, and now it’s time to format your awesome cover to fit all the ebook marketplaces. But it’s tough to tell what is expected of you, because every company you want to submit to has different requirements. What makes it worse is that they change their requirements every few years – so even if you do find written dimensions, there is a good chance that they are old. But up-to-date instructions are troublesome as well, with all of their requirements such as minimum dimension size, recommended dimension size, maximum file size, etc.