The Heidi Thorne Show

Rant: Do You Really Need Book Cover Feedback? | Episode 86

April 30, 2019

Something that just drives me nuts on social media is when self published authors post a photo of their proposed book covers for feedback. Why does that bother me so much? You'll understand why from my rant in this episode. And you might think twice about doing it for your next book. I also offer tips on properly getting feedback for your cover.

Blog: Do You Really Want Feedback on Your Self Published Book Cover?

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Timestamp show notes (click timestamp to view segment on YouTube):

0:13 How self published authors drive me nuts on social media

1:19 What authors really want when they post book covers on social media

2:29 Why authors post book covers to reassure themselves

3:32 Why book covers aren't as important as they used to be

5:59 Posting your book cover for feedback is not book promotion

7:32 How to get genuine feedback on your book cover

8:33 Don't ask your friends and family for feedback

9:50 The focus group problem with feedback

10:22 How people really decide to buy your book