Done writing your manuscript and ready to share your brilliant ideas or story with the world? Self-publishing has never been as easy as it is today. With so many opportunities growing for indie authors to publish their books independently, you can ace your self-publishing journey too.
So, are you ready to become a full-fledged author? This article explains a jargon-free approach to self-publishing your book in five easy steps. Now nobody can stop you from becoming an author achieving high levels of success. Let’s get started!
To start your journey, you’ll need to pen down your thoughts effectively onto the pages of your book. Take as long as you want and be creative throughout the writing process. If you’re writing fiction, make sure you stretch your imagination beyond the ordinary world but keep the story believable at the same time. Whereas for nonfiction, your book should flow sensibly and provide valid information.
We know that writing a book is a time-taking and challenging process but sadly, it doesn’t end here. There’s still a lot of things pending. Editing is extremely crucial for every time of book to fix the major and minor gunk and make your story flow smoothly. For a seamless reading experience, you’ll need to hire an expert editor to get a second set of eyes.
After this comes the cover design for your book. If you think you can benefit from a professional designer’s help, go ahead and hire one. Your book cover is the first thing readers will notice so make sure it goes well with the theme of your book.
Modern publishing has opened new ways for authors to publish their books efficiently without costing an arm and leg. With print-on-demand publishing, you will only publish the books that you and your readers need and not waste tons of money on copies that no one reads. However, this doesn’t mean that self-publishing will cost pennies. You still need to set a good budget since you’ll be handling everything from publishing, shipping, packaging, and marketing costs.
Self-publishing through Amazon KDP is a great way to make your book available as both an eBook and a print book, allowing you more control over publishing your books on demand.
Book marketing is essential in that it makes your book visible around the world, creates curiosity and anticipation, and attracts more and more people. To market your book effectively, your writer can send advanced copies to book bloggers and reputable authors in exchange for leaving a review for your book.
Finally, to make your dreams of becoming an author come true, show the world that you’ve written a book and it’s coming out by launching an amazing event. Plan the date, venue, giveaways, guests, and food one month prior to make sure everything ticks off the list as the day comes near.
And this is how you can successfully publish and launch your book as a self-publishing author!
Remember that networking plays a huge role when announcing a product in the market. Stay connected with reading groups, authors, and book fans to keep them up to date with your book publishing journey.