Ohh finally you have completed your first novel! So are you ready to get it published? You must be feeling accomplished with the completion of your book but what is the next step that you have to take? If we look back then the only way to make your books reach your potential readers is by getting them published in a hard copy book and selling it through book shops. But with the passage of time and the advancement in the technology, things have changed to the point where one has never thought of. This is the era of eBooks. Do you know what eBooks are?
eBooks are the books that are not available in the paper form but they are available on your advanced and modern gadgets. You do not have to carry a weight along with you instead you can have your book in your device only. Isn’t it amazing? Now the question how to publish your eBook yourself? Well the best option is you should get your eBook published yourself because it is very difficult to find a publishing agent.
Self-publishing offers you greater returns on your investments when we talk about royalties. Publishing companies will offer you smaller royalties as compared to publishing your own work. You might have to pay a small amount of fees to be paid to the self-publishing companies.
What things you need to consider before Publishing?
When you have decided to self-publish your book there are a number of things that you have to consider before you upload your eBook to your chosen publisher. You have to decide on the final version of your manuscript. You have to be very sure that your manuscript is ready for publishing. You have a single chance to impress your readers, you would not get any second chance for making an impression on your readers. So before deciding to send it to publishing, make sure that your book is fully edited and is ready to get published.
Editing your manuscript
Before finalizing the things you have to make sure that your manuscript is ready and is without any mistakes. But this is a fact that you cannot review or correct your work yourself. Investing some pennies for the services of a professional editor will work the best for you. It would sound a bit funny that you have to ire the services that will find your errors and will ask you to correct them and you have to pay for it. It is difficult to see flaws in your work but getting a pair of experienced eyes on your insight will definitely improve your manuscript.
Even though you are going to publish an eBook but still you need to have an attractive and eye catching eBook cover. Your cover will attract your audience and will make them search why they need to read your book.
It is obvious that when you are doing something you need to advertise it. You have to promote it to reach people and making them to buy your eBook. Creating a marketing plan is your first step to succeeding as a self-published author. Marketing means creating and building an audience for your books.