The good news is, with the advent of a multitude of electronic book publishing options, publishing your book is now easier than ever.
There are a few things to consider when it comes to ebook publishing. First, every ebook must be properly formatted. There are a plethora of web articles which explain the process for formatting your ebook yourself, or, you can visit Fiverr.com and let someone else do it for $5.
The next step in the process is getting a book cover made. Anyone with a modicum of graphic arts skills can design their own ebook cover, or you can hire someone on Fiverr.com to do it for $5.
Once your ebook has been formatted and a cover has been designed you can start submitting it to ebook publishers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords--they all offer self-publishing ebook options for writers that make the process simple to follow, even for a novice.
If you are interested in seeing your book in print, there are a number of self-publishing options that can help you do that as well. Just remember, the first step to self-publishing your book is to finish writing it...
With triple-digit growth in self-publishing services, technologies evolving weekly, and advertising hype, it's tough for authors to figure out which vendors to choose for which services. In a three-part series, I'm looking at three popular paths to get your print and e-book to online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores, without going through the subsidy presses.
In Part 1, we learned how to get your e-book formatted and distributed to the greatest number of online retailers.
This week you'll find out how to get your print version online and in stores, or what I call:
Path 2: Print (POD) - Getting your print book formatted and distributed to online retailers and brick-and-mortar bookstores.
Stay tuned for:
Path 3: Partner with a pro - Finding a distributor, small press, publisher services company, book packager or literary agent who will invest in and shepherd your book much like a traditional publisher in exchange for an exclusive distribution deal and significant royalty from sales.
Click here to read the entire article on self-publishing at PBS.org.