Self Publish Your Print Book in 7 Easy Steps
For Non-Techie Authors—From Noobies to Golden Agers
Many self-starting authors who want to publish a print book are told, “Simply upload your manuscript to an online publisher and voila! You will be published!” Unfortunately, many authors who take this path unaware are often left with poor quality books and disappointing sales. But it doesn’t have to be like that. You can do-it-yourself by first gathering a little knowledge and a learning a few trade secrets even if you are a non-techie or a golden ager.
In addition, we will address why intutives and other creative people sometimes have issues with technology. We will talk about how the intutive-process plays a role in self-publishing and how those with a story to tell can make it stand out from millions of others.
Along the way, we will also get into the basics, including:
PART I: Before You Begin Self-Publishing: Key knowledge you need to know as you’re writing the book. Also, choosing the right printer for your project and key information about including artwork, photos, and other inserts.
PART II: The Details of Self-Publishing on Your Own: Everything from preparing your files, managing the budget, knowing when, where and of whom to ask for help, and taking care of the paperwork.
PART III: The Final Mile of Self-Publishing: Managing all the last-minute details and knowing what to watch out for, especially if you’re a noobie or technically challenged. Also Q&A.
You may never have published a book before, and as you've researched the possibility, you've discovered a lot of conflicting information. Most of your confusion could be quieted if you simply had someone to talk to who knew the business and could guide you in making a decision that's right for you.
Most of your confusion could be quieted if you simply had someone to talk to who knew the business and could guide you in making a decision that's right for you.
You may have heard: "It's easy, just upload your Word document and you have a book." But, if you are quality-oriented and want a professional-looking product that avoids common publishing design faux pas, you may need assistance. Moreover, if you are technically challenged, what seems "easy" to others, may be a stressful, frustrating endeavor you don't want to experience.
My 7-Step publishing program has two tracks. You can choose the "Do it Yourself" (DIY) track, backed by calls designed to help you each step of the way. Or you can choose the "We Do it All For You" (WDIFY) track which can be customized to include everything from ghostwriting the book, copyediting, interior and cover design, and even uploading the files to your printer (and much more). Besides myself, I have access to some tremendous professionals who can help you make your book the best it can be from inception to market.
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