Publishing is no longer as complicated as it used to be some years ago. The industry has undergone a massive transformation thanks to rise of self-publishing. It is now easier and faster to publish a book than it was years ago. There has never been a better time to self-publish than now. In this article, we dig deeper into why publishing your book yourself is better for you as an author.
Join a Self Publishing Community
Whether you are a first-time author, it is essential to connect with others in the publishing field. Networking will create an audience for you, but it will help you get vital information to help you in the journey. You’ll learn more about distribution and marketing and get to hear what others have been through to know you are not alone.
Find a Professional Cover Designer
Even though DIY is excellent, it may not be good when it comes to cover designs. A poorly designed cover affects your book performance and will affect your sales and image as an author. So instead, find a legitimate professional designer to make you a convert that draws and speaks to the readers. In such a flooded industry, a cover is one of the best ways to get noticed.
Take Time to Edit the Book
Even with the help of editing tools online, having a professional review for your book is essential. Typos and errors only make you look amateurish and make your readers lose confidence in you and anything you offer. Find a good writer to help you edit your book. In any case, an independent opinion is always helpful and insightful.
Set Up a Blog
In this age, this is one of the fastest, most effective methods to reach your readers. A blog will allow you to connect with your readers and also market your book. With a blog, you can give further details on your books and create a vast following, boosting your sales.
Get Marketing Tips from Experts
Often authors are criticized for their lack of marketing skills. You may be a great author who has a way with words, but it doesn’t help in any way if no one reads your book. Therefore, find out ways of getting readers to look your way by engaging an experienced and professional marketer. Marketers are great at this and know the right approach and words to draw the proper attention.