After pouring everything you had into your book, we encourage you to keep up with the momentum of your writing journey – by considering your book for publication.
Here are some of the things you need to prepare before sending your book to publication:
How can you be absolutely meticulous on the details of your book? Allow a professional to proofread and copyedit your book. Invest in exceptional proofreading and a copyediting service to ensure you submit the highest quality content to your publisher.
Will you be self-publishing your book? Make sure to invest in high-quality publishing services. When choosing a book publisher, start by looking at their performance record, online reputation, and experience in publishing your niche.
3. Book cover
How do you want your book to look like? The book cover is what attracts the reader on first impression. Authors heavily depend on book covers for sales, so unless you’re a graphic designer by trade,hire a professional to work the front cover, as well as the spine and back cover designs.
4. Back-cover copy
Your book’s back-cover blurb includes the summary (or description), author bio, reviews (if any), and endorsements (if any). A well-written and well-thought-out back-cover copy is your chance to tease the readers and get them excited about your book.
5. Interior file
The interior includes the complete content of your book: table of contents, preface, foreword, title page, copyright information, and anything else you want printed in your book. Hire a professional book designer to create a custom layout that matches the theme and message of your book.
6. Page count
Before you print your book, you’ll need to determine your book’s page count as these will factor in your book pricing combined with your book cover and trim size.
7. Retail price
How much do books like yours cost? There are considerations in book pricing, such as publishing cost, trim size, number of pages, etc. Make sure to use your desired book publisher’s pricing calculator to try different printing options for your book.
A photo or image can convey a story in the most powerful and memorable way, boost the reader’s comprehension and retention of content, and explain concepts more concisely than words. Make sure to use high-quality photos or images.
Make your book more discoverable by applying for ISBN. The ISBN is a unique serial number that identifies a book, author, publisher, and other information.
Get your book protected under the copyright law by registering it.A copyright is a form of protection for original works of authorship in a tangible medium of expression, such as a book.
Your book should now be prepped and ready to be printed. Good luck with publishing your book!