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Publish a book yourself
A few years ago, when I was writing my first book, I went through a publishing house - John Wiley & Sons. I never thought I would ever publish a book, so it was very enjoyable to publish something, and I learnt a great deal from that one. I chose self-publication for my new book (GO BUY A COPY).
I' ve had a great book with the Wiley staff for my first book, but this year I wanted to keep the book much short and have a little more clout. I' ve recently been reading somewhere that the number of new annual publications has increased from just over 120,000 in 2000 to well over 3 million each year.
All the self-publication took longer than I thought, but I was able to complete the whole thing in 5-6 month, while my first book lasted 15-18 month from beginning to end. Find out your own write processes. The write is not tricked or abbreviated.
Sometimes a person has a ritual every so often when they are writing where they hear the same kind of sound or at the same hour of the night or channeling their inner hellingway by sipping a glass of alcohol to get inspired. It is my only experience to find writing every morning when the atmosphere is there.
It' now just part of my everyday life. I used Google Docks for the first book because it enabled me to continue exactly where I stopped on a machine of my choice when the atmosphere appeared. Perhaps I am, but no matter how often I review my own work, there is almost always a small mistake or modification that is needed somewhere.
You have to make your own without a creative editorial staff that you can find at a conventional publishing house. So I let my boyfriends, relatives, colleagues, blogs reader and blogger take note, give feedbacks, make changes, look for mistakes and give the much needed perspectives beyond my own thoughts and notions.
So the more readers you get to your book before it is published, the better. It was also useful to have very different background in my casual work. Work isn't over when you're done. It was under the (false) illusion that once the book was typed and altered, the bulk of the hard lift was over.
There' are all kinds of little things you don't consider that need your special care - reformatting, reference, tables and spreadsheets, making a book jacket, choosing where and in which format you want to publish, book descriptions, price setting, marketing-idea and much more. A great deal of this can be swapped out, but there is definitely a great deal of work that will be involved both in the making of a reputable book and beyond.
CREA Space is a firm that Amazon purchased a few years ago and that allows you to publish your book in pocketbook notation. It' working like a print-on-demand experience when folks buy your book. It was the first that I used them, and I found the services intuitively as they took me through the whole procedure little by little.
It definitely took longer than I thought, but they have a Word document templates that you can fetch and that was very useful. When it was ready, I was very pleased with the book's excellent work. Looks very professionally and felt very professionally, much more than I would have thought.
If I look back now, I would outsource more of the reformatting next to it. I' ve probably reloaded my book 15-20 once before I got it the way I wanted it. I' ve outsourced the Kindle covers artwork and layout to freelance editors who do these kinds of things all the while.
Because for some reasons the softcover doesn't do a good job translating when I try to make a Kindle copy of the book, so I have swapped this out to a man in India for about $100. It' s been rewarded, because he did a great job with a short processing period. It is also important to keep in mind that if you decide to self-publish, you are on your own in relation to distribution and market.
There is no one to back you up when it comes to bringing your book to the public or presenting it to the media on your behalf. What are you talking about? Considering how long it would take to research and publish a book, it's not exactly a profitable undertaking.