Tips on Publishing Your Own Book
The first thing you should do while publishing a book yourself is to set the book subject. This is what the book is talking about. Subject should be small and attractive. As a result you will not face competition from big publishers. For your advantage you should go for fiction subjects as they sell highly and they are not heavily discounted.
You should do some research. It is important that when you are doing research look for the titles that are competitive and you think about how you want to make yours look better. You can as well 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.
Paperback or hard cover are some of the formats you can use to make your book. What makes big difference between paperback and hard cover is the quality and price. Even though paperback is not very impressive as compared to hard cover you should use it if you have less money. You will earn a lot of money from using hard cover since it is very impressive and increases the value of the book.
Then you should print as many copies as you want. You can either print by yourself if you have printer or you can hire printing services at a fee. You should compare the prices and go for quality and affordable service.
Preferably use print on demand publishers. It involves the sending of computer file on print on demand printer. This means that you print only the books that are on sale. You will be able to curb wastage and save some money at long last.
You should then get ISDN for your book. This is known as the International Standard Book Number that is used in identifying your book in the book trade.
You should then decide how you want to distribute your books. Going to the book distributor to distribute books for you is the best way. You should pay the book distributor a percentage of the cover price as his fee.
You can also prepare to do the marketing of your books. You can use social media platform or book selling website to market your books. Word of mouth is also an effective tool for marketing.