The dream to become a world-renowned author is common to almost all authors around the world. Everyone wants to become the next big thing, but only a few succeed in major magnitude. Most writers might have to find their own resources to print their books, because it’s not always easy to find a publishing house willing to print your book.
Sure, it’s a lot easier when a publishing house takes care of all the aspects of printing, and they offer experience and knowledge, but printing by yourself through online printing methods also has advantages like having total control on the content, layout, cover design and the quantity of prints.
Before you jump to print your own book though, here are a few guidelines to follow:
If you want to captivate your readers and create a loyal readers base, good content is a must. Starting with the story, that needs to be interesting, coherent and fluent. Grammar and style is also important, so you must have someone to proof and edit the finished story before printing.
The book’s design and layout are critical factors when publishing at your own. You’ll need to decide on the book’s size, hard or soft cover, the cover design and inner layout and fonts. It all depends on the book’s niche and audience – if it’s a cook book it needs to be large and contain lots of images, if it’s a novel, it should be standard novel size and fonts, and if it’s a children book it should be wide, with large fonts and images.
Ultimately, the decision depends on the kind of services you need, regardless of using a web printing service or fully customizing a book by yourself. Once your book is designed and ready to be printed, all you have to do is contact a professional printing company and start the printing project.
To distribute your book as widely as possible, use every network you have to promote it. Word of mouth, for example, is one of the most trusted methods of advertising. Also, take advantage of social media to promote your book, and post updates about its release. Local distribution is another great way to spread the word about your book. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to get sponsors from your community.