I’m introducing the blog series called the Self-publishing Handbook, which takes you step by step through the self-publishing process. There will be a new article every week.
Based on my own experience of self-publishing my second novel To be a Hero, I have compiled a Handbook to guide you through the self-publishing process. Originally a blog series, the Handbook starts, by helping you decide whether self-publishing is for you.
In order to produce a quality book, topics from editing, over cover design to typesetting are explained. Next, legal considerations and different distribution channels, as well as financial concerns are addressed. Finally, the biggest section focuses on marketing – the bread and butter of any author, offering advice on how to build up to the release and continue creating impactful marketing afterwards.
I will start off by giving you tips on polishing your manuscript via self-editing. Afterwards I will give you tips on finding a professional editor. The next step will be how to produce a book, ranging over topics of what to consider when hiring a cover artist to what you should keep in mind when sending you manuscript to the printers. Then, I will discuss the issues of choosing a way to distribute your book and cover some basic financial terms. Finally, I will give advice on how to market your book, online and offline.