Tips on Publishing Your Own Book
The first thing you should do while publishing a book yourself is to set the book subject. The subject just entails what the book is talking about. Subject should be small and attractive. This is going to prevent big publishers from competing with you yet you can still make some money on the book. For your advantage you should go for fiction subjects as they sell highly and they are not heavily discounted.
You should do some research. You should look for the titles that are competitive and you think about how you want to make yours look better. Another thing you should do is to find out if the books are selling or not to decide if the title is good or not. With popular book selling websites you will be able to see which types of titles are selling more than others. The bookshops will be able to tell you the types of books are selling and which types of books people are asking.
You should also decide the format you want to use either a hard cover or paperback. Using a hard cover is very expensive as it is going to cost you a lot of money unlike paperback which are cheap. If you have less money you can go for paper cover though it is not very impressive as compared to hard cover. You will earn a lot of money from using hard cover since it is very impressive and increases the value of the book.
You should therefore make copies of your book. In case you don’t have a printer you will need to higher printing services or if you have one you will just buy the materials and print on your own. It is always advisable that you shop around as you look for affordable and quality printing services.
You should check out print on demand publishers. It means sending of computer file on print on demand printer. Print on demand printer only prints the book that are on sale only. You will be able to curb wastage and save some money at long last.
Make sure you get the ISDN number for you book. The International Standard Book Number is a unique code that is used in identifying your book in the book market.
You should then decide how you want to distribute your books. The most reliable method is by the use of a book distributor. The distributor will charge a percentage of cover price on distributing books.
You should be ready to do marketing of the book by yourself. Some of the places where you can market your book is through book selling website or through social media. You can also market the book by the word of mouth.