Should I Publish my BookShall I publish my book?
Do you want me to publish my novel? It was written in high school just for my own interest. I' ve been sharing it with my boyfriends and my whole household who all proposed to publish it. Now that I work and have hardly any free day, how can I encourage it?
See, authoring that book is the first move. There are many other things you need to go through before you begin to publish. Her book isn't done yet. Firstly, it lets you know that you can't put your stylus on the page and do something astonishing and publishable.
As soon as your book is as good as you can make it, and as your group of other authors and hobbyists can do it, then you want to find a good journalist to go through it. Don't Overply - You are not Stephen King, and you will not make tens of thousands out of bookstores.
It'?s your first book. When you find a good journalist, you must buy him to work on your book. You now have a full-featured, revised book - you have two choices.
She is a historically popular writer, Mercedes Lackey has this feature in mind. Secondly, you can publish the book yourself (I am a self-published author). It' a good decision these times - it's quick, it' good value and it pay off on balance better than a conventional one. Note that I said one BET more - beware those predatory animal editors who maintain that they do it all for you for a few spectacular.
First you have to engage a serious covermaker. Their covers should mirror the book's style - not an erotic symbol of content. They should draw attention to themselves and shout what kind of book it is so that those interested in this kind of book can keep it and review the back.
You need to write a good'blurb' - a brief description/teaser on the back.
Favourites at the moment are CreateSpace and Lulu for printed and Smashwords and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) for electronic music. This book is mentioned as "you" in the record, but that makes no distinction for you. A few will tell you that it is better to have your own ISBN, as shops will not postpone the book when they see that it is released by CreateSpace.
They will not keep the self-published works at all, unless you take them into the shop and arrange an appointment with them, so don't bother about it. If you want to print a thousand of your book with a less expensive machine but in the same size as a standard ISBN, the only advantage of having your own ISBN is that you can use the same ISBN.
ISBNs are not the same ISBNs as those of a book. (Each book should have a different ISBN - so an e-book does not have the same ISBN as a book that does not have the same ISBN as a hard cover, etc.).
Choose one that's been here a long while and has a good name. ISBN for your e-book is not provided by KDP. They' re kind of a Kindle proprietory file, and they don't see any point in it. CreatingSpace (also Amazon owned) will provide a free ISBN, as will Lulu and Smashwords. I' ve released my book for Kindle via KDP - I have released it in eBub form (a popular Nook and other device format) via Smashwords.
I' ve posted my hard cover on Lulu and my craft paperbacks on CreateSpace. Do not over- or undervalue your book. You would have been here even if you had gone with the old-fashioned editor. Nowadays, as a new writer, they would no longer be marketing your book for you. Whether your book is successful or not will depend on whether you can persuade the crowd to buy it.
When you do well, in a few years you will get back what you spent on publishing the book, and then you will begin to make a profit. Then you will be able to make a living.