How To Publish A Book

It can be hard to beat self-publishing. You may be worried if people will like your books or not. That is a normal feeling that most people who want to publish a book will experience. You must be able to work hard at publishing a book. Publishing a book takes a large amount of time due to the many steps involved.

You may run across ebooks that claim you can strike it rich publishing your own books. This can happen but be careful of ebooks as they offer little info for you to use. It is rare that you would get rich from writing books. Most books that are a success only sell about 2000 copies in a lifetime.That number of sales is for bestselling books. You would be lucky to sell between 100-300 books.

Books do not sell themselves so you need to put as much time into selling your books as you did in writing them. It is important that your book is a great product because no one would even want to buy it. Ask yourself if it is something you would buy.

It is always a great idea to create an eye catching cover for your book. Although books are expensive if you are able to keep your costs low then you can sell them for less than the next author. That in itself can put you above the competition. Make sure when you choose a publisher for your book that they are committed to success. Time and money can be saved by using self publishing companies. Agents can be a good choice because they tend to be more educated about the business and they do all of the work for you.

Things to know when you are going to publish your first book:

  • Contract
  • Price
  • Printing Costs

You may get rejected but don’t let that get you down. It can be very common to get rejected. If that happens then send your manuscript on to the next publisher. Just keep trying your best to get your work accepted. Time, patience, and hard work will pay off eventually.

Amazon Direct Publishing: Another Option

Another way to get your book published is to become an independent author . You can actually have your book published in the Kindle direct publishing program from Amazon. This option allows you to sell your work as an ebook in the Amazon ebook store.

Many people are taking to the direct publishing route as it is less complicated and much easier to set up. The increasing demand for ebooks due to people reading on their kindle, tablet pcs and phones has created a very large and untapped market. There are many people who have had success with the Amazon direct publishing program such as Amanda Hocking, a 26 year old who has sold more than one million copies of her book.

Direct publishing is easy to set up. All that is required is an Amazon account and a version of your book in .doc or .pdf format. You will be able to set the price of your book and watch as people download it onto their devices. However, don't be fooled by the ease in which your book can be seen on Amazon, most authors do not have success the first time around and need to release a series of books to build up a loyal following.

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