Self-Publishing for Authors

Self-Publishing for Authors

When you start writing, you’re happy you’ve accomplished something great, but then you hit a roadblock.

What’s next? How do I turn this manuscript into a book?

This is a struggle with many authors I’ve come across over the passed few months so if you’re thinking this, you’re not alone.

You’re first step is finding a reputable editor that will fine tune your manuscript into a piece of polished art work.

Once that’s out of the way, a proofreader will look over it to catch any errors the editor may have missed.

You’ll be able to choose your level of editing and this will depend on the quality of your work.

Then you’ll need to find a publisher. If you’re self-publishing, there are a number of publishers that will publish your book and can even distribute your book to publishers around the world.

The one’s I recommend are Ingramspark, Blurb, Lulu and KDP for Amazon. Choose the size of the book you want.

You’ll then need to format your book into the desired format – either an e-book or print version, according to the requirements of the publisher. This can get tricky if you don’t the know how so you can hire help for this too.

Next, you’ll want to find a cover artist to ensure your cover looks amazing! A cover can make or break book sales. Especially these days in the online world. Your art needs to align with your book and your brand.

Upload both cover and formatted document to your publisher and market the heck out of your book!

And here’s another roadblock many authors face. How do you actually market your book?

There are so many ways to increase your chance of getting your book seen.

If you want a brief run down, grab my Marketing and Selling your Book Online guide for free!

And if you need help at any stage publishing your book, please contact us to see our we can help you.

 

Melissa Desveaux

Author Consultant

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