4-Easy Points To Self- Publishing
Book publishing gained its grounds in giving the sole right of publishing your work without any expert’s approval, that’s when self-publishing came into the scene. It’s not going to be an easy sail in the seas of self-publishing, yet it will secure your assurance and complete authority over your book. Self-publishing may be quite of a challenge so here’s some helpful points to start your publishing career flawlessly.
A quick guide to self-publishing your book
1. Know your goal. Why do you write?
It’s important to decide and know the goal why you’re writing otherwise you’ll be writing with no direct intentions. Your content may differ according to the goals you make, so everything must fall into place. For instance, if your main objective is to draw your market’s attention then you have to keep up with the status quo to meet the expectations on both sides.
2. Write, revise, and revise again.
Revising your book sure is exhausting. One alteration can lead you to modifying the entire content so let’s go back to guide no. 1 and know your goals why you’re writing. You’ve gone so far just to give your audience a half-baked output. You may have a team who will do the work with you but the author holds the solid foundation from the very roots of publication. Make every effort worth it.
3. “How much should my book cost?”
As writers, we often want to offer the best reasonable price to our audience, at the same time we want to make a profit out of the investments made, but how? Ideal launching rate for your book could be $0.99, which serves as an initial rate to gather your potential mass. Chandler Bolt’s general rule should cost your book around $2.99 to $5.99, and follow-up increase of $1 per week should be kept and observe if the price builds up a mass appeal. A sales inclination would then determine your book’s final price.
4. Exhaust all publicity possibilities.
Here are some extra tips to boost your brand sale:
- Coordinate with influencers, literary Facebook pages, or podcast feature and reach out for prospect endorsements.
- Build every possible means of online communication through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, websites through blog posts, and etc.
- Provide a book review through any probable online mediums.
- Share extra copies of your books to your selected friends.
- Hand out freebies such as customized bookmarks or business cards.
There’s more to whatever it is shown in the surface of self-publishing. The single most important thing is to squeeze out anything that will contribute to the betterment of your book and not letting any barriers hold you back. Just like what Richard Bach once said “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”