Thursday, February 22, 2007

How to Self Publish

Throughout the history of the written word, self publishing has always been an option for aspiring authors, but with the advent of the Internet, the ease, affordability, and popularity of self-publishing has exploded. With so many options, it can be difficult to know how to self-publish. This webpage offers critical advice and resources on how to self publish.

Complete your manuscript. In your quest to self-publish, you must do your own editing or hire a professional editor--the choice is yours. Just make sure your manuscript is as good as it can possibly get.

Choose a self-publishing company. Many self-publishing companies are ready and waiting for you. Choose the publisher that best suits your needs and budget.

Get the book printed. Send your manuscript to the self-publishing company--usually, this is through email. Every company has their own requirements and procedures. Work with them to choose interior layout and cover design--they often offer design templates you can use.

Market and sell your book, using any creative means necessary.

Excellent and comprehensive guides on self-publishing can be found in your local bookstore, library, or Internet stores. Here are some of the best ones:

The Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print, and Sell Your Own Book. A complete self publishing guide for writing, printing, publishing, promoting, marketing and distributing books.

The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing: Everything You Need to Know to Write, Publish, Promote, and Sell Your Own Book. This self-publishing guidebook offers advice on writing, publishing, marketing, and selling books on your own, focusing on the publishing scene, preparations, product quality, public relations, traditional marketing strategies, alternative venues, and all business aspects of self-publishing.

Smart Self-Publishing: An Author's Guide to Producing a Marketable Book. An easy to read, practical and honest self publishing tutorial touching on all aspects of self-publishing.

Article Source: Publishing Smart

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