Self-publishing a book (after you’ve written it) is a two-step process.
1. Complete post-production:
Post-production encompasses all the tasks you have to complete in order to turn your Word document into an actual book (and e-book). These steps include, but are not limited to:
- Finding editors (for both copy editing and content editing)
- Finding a graphic artist to create the front and back cover of your book
- Setting up your publishing entity
- Purchasing your ISBN number(s)
- Choosing your POD (print on demand) publishing website
- Setting up your book for Kindle and/or other e-readers
- Signing up with a book distributor
2. Create a marketing plan:
Many people can write and self-publish a book, but only a few people can sell a book. Even the best books have little hope without the proper marketing.
- Finding your target audience
- Finding a publicist
- Getting your book into bookstores
- Getting your book on Amazon.com
- Getting your book reviewed
- Setting up your book signings, readings, and appearances
- Creating press releases
- Appearing on radio, TV, and newspapers around the country
- Submitting your book to literary contests
- Creating a website, blog, and other social media
I’m here to assist you with Option 1 and/or Option 2 (or any parts of either) on a fixed-fee, contracted, as-needed basis. And regardless of my help YOU keep all rights to your book.
I can also help you find “your platform,” which is the reason people will want to buy your book. Your platform is your credibility in whatever area of expertise your book is about. Even if you wrote a novel, as opposed to a non-fiction book, you can still claim some sort of authority about the subject matter in your novel to entice people to buy your book. By establishing your platform you will be able to get your book into markets that encourage more sales.