Now that I’ve seen them, I’ve learned some things.
The cover is too dark, and not printed very well, to be perfectly honest. I’ll re-upload the cover after I brighten it up a little, although this isn’t a big deal. Nobody’s buying the book for the cover.
The interior is a little odd too. I think the line spacing is too big, I should have just stuck with regular spacing, but I was worried about readability given the small dimensions. The margins are also too small. I know now for next time.
I picked 5″ x 8″ specifically because it’s the size of the Levitikon and Living Gnosticism. One could buy all three as a gift for someone and they would make a nice neat little package.
I hope I’m smart enough to apply these lessons to my next book. I have some ideas on that front, and I’ve started outlining two of them. When I have something to show, I’ll be sharing stuff here, so be sure to follow the blog to get updates. I plan to be very transparent about the next book, and I’ll be asking for opinions and sharing pieces as I go along.
Have you bought the physical book, or did you read it online? If you got the print copy, what do you think? What would you change about it?