Guidelines for Self-Publishing a Book
The current progress in technology, is now making self-publishing of books by novelists and other writers easy. By self-Publishing an author will gain more because he/she reduces the expenses of having to share the profits with his/her publisher. Also the money the author would have used in paying the publisher would be used in publishing more books. Thus, self-publishing has proven to be economical and it is more advantageous. The steps below will help you when you want to self-publish a book you have written.
Firstly, you should look for a good copyreader 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. Spelling mistakes and irregularities in the movement of grammar are some of the errors that will be corrected by an editor. There are diverse types of editors in the editorial world. You should get an editor that will fit with the type of story you have written. You can get recommendations about editors from other authors. This is due the fact that these authors may have been in the writing industry longer than you and thus they understand the industry.
Secondly, you should scheme a book cover for your book. The book cover puts the thoughts of an author in a photographic illustration. Thus, a perfect book cover can make it easier for you to promote your book. Also a good book cover will help you since people will not be able to tell if it is an old-style publisher who published your book or it was just self-published. It is also important to buy your own International Standard Book Number commonly abbreviated as ISBN. This number will give more information about your book and it will also enable booksellers to identify you as a publisher.
In conclusion, after you have followed the steps and published your book, it will be time to start selling your book. You should now make everyone know about the book you have just published. You can use social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to advertise your book. 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 includes making your book available in PDF formats that can be bought through online stores. Also your book should be stuffed in major bookshops.