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Mini-Quiz: Elements Influencing Bookstore Sales

by Ron Kurtus (revised 22 June 2014)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. Why is the book spine important?

It is where you put your picture to identify you as the publisher

The spine is usually how you identify a book stacked on the shelves

The spine keeps the book upright

2. What is important about the look of the content?

Headings should be in bold red typeface

It should have eye-appeal for a person skimming the book

You shouldn't have too many pages

3. What should be on the back cover?

Summary paragraph, book classification, ISBN and cost

Table of Contents and ISBN code

The same thing that is on the front cover

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Self-Publishing. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

Know what appeals to the audience

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