21 Steps To Self-Publishing SuccessWant to publish your own book this year? So do many others. If you want to set yourself apart from everyone else who will struggle with their goals, kick your year off right with our checklist for self-publishing a book. You already know editing is important, right? A poorly edited book is unlikely to get much positive reception, no matter how interesting or important the story or topic is. The first step is self-editing and beta reading , which you can do yourself self-edit or have family help beta reading. Then comes the professionals with developmental editing big picture , copyediting how you say what you say , and proofreading final mistakes.
SELF-PUBLISHING TO DO LIST
The Ultimate Self-Publishing Checklist
From writing to the bestsellers lists in 23 easy ish steps. To get a printable PDF checklist based on the below, sign up here. To help the journey, here is a complete self-publishing checklist that I used to launch and promote my latest novel If Kisses Cured Cancer. It helped the book rise to 6 on the Amazon Bestseller ranks in my home country of Australia and successfully cover every aspect of production. Happy reading and happy launching! Some people like to wing it and just start writing. It worked.
From book coach and marketer, Lynn Serafinn. The three main advantages of self-publishing over these other options are:. While that all might sound great, many authors face three major obstacles when attempting to self-publish:. As I focus a lot of my blog posts on the art of book marketing, I thought it would good to devote some time looking at the first of these two obstacles. NOTE: While most of my articles address the specific needs of non-fiction authors, most of this information is equally applicable for writers of fiction books. I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a great title for your book.
Before you self-publish a book, make sure you are ready
Too often, new authors get carried away with all the excitement of becoming a published author and rush way too fast into publishing. For a new Indie author, it is all too easy to upload your book. Then within twenty-four hours, have your new digital book available for sale on ebook retailers. But without working on building the necessary marketing and promotional tools beforehand, it is then a never-ending game of catch up. What should have been an exciting book launch, ends up being a total flop. It is because very few people apart from the author and friends and family knew about the new release. The process of uploading a Word file and a cover image to Kindle Direct Publishing for ebook and print on demand is extremely easy.