Tips on How to Self-Publish a Book
With the current advancement in technology, it has become easy for those authors or writers that want to self-publish their books. The authors have found self-publishing to be good since it cuts down the expenses and it removes the sharing of profits between you and the publishers. Also, more books can be produced in self-publishing because the money that would have been used in paying the publisher can be invested in publishing more books. Therefore, self-publishing can be said to be worthwhile and it has many benefits associated with it. For the authors who want to self-publish their books, the tips below will guide you through the process of self-publishing.
To start with, you need to find a copyreader that is going to edit your book. Due to the fact that you may have written your book in a hurry and thus you may have some errors that you may have not seen hence the requirement of a skilled editor. Some of the errors that will be corrected include, spelling mistakes and any discrepancy in the flow of grammar. There are diverse types of editors in the editorial world. If you have written about animations, you should get an editor that specializes in animations. You can ask other authors that do your kind of writing about their editors. This is because authors who have been in the industry long enough will be able to advise you on which editors are the best.
You should also put to consideration the design of a book cover of your book. The book cover puts the thoughts of an author in a photographic illustration. So a good book cover can make the promotion of your book very easy. One other important advantage of a good book cover is that people will not be able to differentiate if you self-published the book or it was published by an old-style publisher. It is also important to buy your own International Standard Book Number commonly abbreviated as ISBN. This way the booksellers will identify you as a publisher and this ISBN will also give extra information about the book.
Lastly, after you have written your book, you have published it, you have designed a book cover, and you have bought an ISBN, it will now be time for selling your book. Here you need to inform everyone about the book you have written. You can start by informing your online community through those people who follow you by Twitter and Instagram and also your friends on Facebook. You can also tell a friend to tell a friend and thus the word about your book will spread. You should also make plans on how your book can be easily purchased. This will include making soft copy formats that can easily be bought through online. Also, your book should be found in major bookshop outlets.