How You Can Publish Your Own Book For many people, publishing a book is a lifelong dream. In the past, it used to be very difficult to achieve, but now, anyone can publish a book with ease! There are numerous self-publishing companies that will help anyone get their book in print. Some are very affordable, and a few will even let you publish your book at no charge. Your first step is to write your book.
If you’ve already written your book, you’re good to go, but if not, you should get started right away. Set aside time every night to write, and work on your book whether you feel like it or not. Before long, you’ll have made significant progress. After that, you’ll want to get your book proofread and edited. You can pay for these services if you want your book to be extremely professional, but if not, you can ask a family member or a friend to help you out. Make sure you don’t skip editing entirely.
A poorly edited book can be extremely difficult to read. You’ll then need a good cover. If you’re good at graphic design, you can put together something yourself, but if not, you have plenty of other options. The most expensive option is to commision a custom made cover from a professional designer. However, many sites sell pre-made covers at very low prices. If you find one that’s a good fit for your book, they’ll add on your name and title. Once your book is written, edited, and has a good cover, you’ll have to decide what publishing route you’re going to take. You could make your book digital only, print only, or do both. Don’t worry about the cost of publishing your book in print. Many major companies will let you sell your book as “print on demand”, which means you won’t have to pay for the cost of having your books printed.
They’ll simply print up a copy whenever a customer orders one. Your next step will be to figure out a pricing point. Digital books tend to sell far better at a lower price point. Many recommend pricing a digital book at $2.99 so that you can lure in customers with a low price, but can take advantage of higher royalties. The price of a print book can be much higher. 9.99 is a good starting point. Once you’ve decided on all that, you’ll need to write a blurb. Many customers will decide whether or not to buy your book based on the blurb alone. You’ll want to keep it easy to read, but make sure it’s intriguing. Run your blurb by other people to see what they think. Don’t be afraid to make changes as needed. It can be tricky editing a book after it’s published, but editing a blurb is a breeze. Another thing you’ll need to do is get your book formatted for publishing. Many publishing outlets offer free guide that will walk you through this process.
If you’re stuck, some people will also do it for a small charge. If you’re going the digital route, be sure to test your book on a number of different devices before publishing. After all that’s done, you’re ready to officially publish your book! From here, you’ll need to focus on advertising your book and writing your next one. Self-publishing can be a lot of work, but it’s more than worth it to see you book in print. Hopefully, this guide has given you a good idea of what you need to do to publish a book. All that’s left to do is get started.