Guide To Self Publishing by Sheetal
So you’re ready with your award-winning manuscript and all set for publishing? What if the manuscript get rejected? What if the rates of publishing are too high? What if your book fails to flourish in market? I know we writers at one point are all apprehensive about publishing a book and we don’t know how to start and whom to approach. That’s when self-publishing comes in picture to rescue the writer in you. Here is your complete guide to self-publishing and see your brand new book soon on shelves:
- Submit your manuscript & wait for the approval
Self-publishing is an affordable and guaranteed way to launch your book in the market. All you need to do is keep your manuscript ready and submit it to the most popular self-publishing sites like Power Publishers and NotionPress. First, they will approve the manuscript and as and when required they will suggest minor changes via email or phone in order to shape your manuscript in a best way.
- Every writer needs an editor
Not all writers can be good editors. In fact, every writer will need an editor sooner or later stage of the book-publishing process. Thus, always consider hiring an editor to edit your book in a best possible manner.
- Take help of online tools and apps
As I suggested before that your book may need an editor. However, to make the process even simpler you can also take help of online tools and apps. Websites like Grammerly can help you to make grammar corrections. On the other hand, software like LibreOffice makes story writing easy and efficient and makes your drafts ready to edit.
- Self-publishing comes in all size and packages
Self-publishing packages are highly affordable and they cater to your book-marketing needs. Decide your publishing and marketing budget and choose a self-publishing package carefully. If your package excludes book-cover design, you can anytime upgrade your plan or choose individual services for the same.
- Self-publishing takes care of book-marketing
Self-publishing service not only helps you to publish your book but it also helps you to do enough book-marketing by availing services like creating posters, sending books for review and video book trailer.
- Do some marketing by yourself
Self-publishing covers almost every important aspect of your book-publishing dream. However, you should also do some marketing by yourself for your book to be received well in market. During the time when your book is in print process, start sharing the book details with your family and friends. Additionally, you should give a serious thought to social media marketing. Create a buzz for your book; post it in various Google communities and keep in touch with your Facebook fans. This is the time when you really need to engage with your targeted audience.
Written by: Sheetal