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Writing Your Own Book; Some Simple Steps

13 September 2015

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The sector has grown 287% in the last five years in the US and it appears that it is too growing in the UK. Many authors choose to self publish their work because traditional publishers are not willing to take the risk with new writers and they therefore get rejected. Others choose it because they don’t have the time or are writing for a small niche. Whether you’re a first time writer or still remain unknown, thankfully there are many ways in which you can get noticed in this big wide world today. The internet has helped the self publishing market significantly; writers today can simply upload their work to a word or PDF document to a company who will then work with them to publish and market the book. 

Writing Your Own Book; Some Simple Steps

Creating a quality book doesn’t happen overnight. It takes considerable knowledge and hard work, and of course creativity. You may have a great idea in mind, or just a few ideas in the pipeline. Before you start the process, it is essential to know exactly who you are writing for, what it will be about and what you want to get out of it. Below are some simple steps if you plan to write and publish your own book:

  • Find the audience for your book.
  • Create a detailed plan. Know how you are going to write it, what you will write and when. Establish a writing schedule and stick to it.
  • Titles sell books so make sure you pick a good one – people do tend to judge books by their covers!
  • Draft, draft, draft.
  • Set aside a publication date and start to tell everyone about your book.
  • Contact a self publishing company to help you put it all together and promote it!


What to Look for in a Self Publishing Company

Look for a company that has had much experience working with new authors and look at their portfolio of existing work to see what they can offer. Contact them for a quote and ask everything you can think of. After all, these people will be getting your precious story out there, you want them to do it properly. Look for the different self publishing packages they offer and if you are interested in marketing your book, ask how they can help. Ensure they are able to assist you with ISBN registration and support you every step of the way.

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