Where there are so many options these days on ways to publish your book, there are so many good reasons why the self-publishing route is still one of the most favoured one.
When you choose to self-publish you have more choice in choosing the selling price of your book and you are in control of your own finances, from the start you can set a reasonable budget to produce your book and aim to work towards this figure – how do you do that? Simple, some of the decisions you make when designing the book can make a big difference to the cost of creating it. It is worth asking questions on what can be done differently to bring the cost down, especially if you are going to be using a publisher for this process, they will know how to help you with this.
Selling your book
It is important that you know and have worked out what a sensible selling price for your book should be., you do need to make your money back and some profit, otherwise what would be the point in publishing in the first price.
To sell your book, you do need to be creative, there are so many books out there to choose from. By just placing your book on a site that sells books, isn’t necessarily going to be enough, you need to be a part of the selling process, you will need to go out and do events, maybe even start with a book launch when your book is first published. You will also need to advertise your book and shout from the roof tops all about it as soon as you have available the front cover design.
This process can be hard work, but very rewarding, the more networking and events you do then more doors can begin to open to more opportunities.
Want to write a book, but don’t know where to start?
They say everyone has a book in them, this may be more accurate than you think, there are many reasons why people decide to write and it doesn’t always mean they have written a fictional novel or children’s book, It could be a life changing event, or you may be researching your family’s history and want to preserve this in the form of a book, that can be shared with your family and passed down the generations, or you may have some interesting history that could be of interest to others.
You may want to share your expertise in something like your profession or business, no one will know your business more than you and you may have a skill that you can write about that maybe beneficial to other likeminded businesses, or people just starting out in your profession.
Children’s stories are quite popular with parents it maybe you have written for your own children and you want to create something that can be passed down to grandchildren as keep sakes.
Whatever your chosen genre, it is advisable to research and make enquiries and read the small print when it comes to deciding which publishing route to go down.