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Learn To Publish A Book Yourself

Feb 28, 2008
Self-publishing is a technique that has been followed by writers from all walks of life, for many years. Even in the old days, when writing was not yet developed, there were a few writers who would approach the printing presses directly and try to sell their work. This was and is one of the best methods to get your work published.

Yes, it could get tiring and cumbersome, but it is more fruitful in the end, especially in monetary terms, as there are less chances of your getting cheated or ripped off this way. You can decide what you think is the best deal. Secondly, even before you finish writing your book, you must start spreading the word around, to let people know that you will be releasing it soon. This will help set the groundwork for your success.

When it comes to money matters, you have to be extra careful. By the time you subtract the cost of printing from the sale of each book, the net profits are yours to keep. Also, it is understandable that after taking months to write a book, you may be in a hurry to sell it. Just be careful, however, so you don't make any mistakes which will cost you heavily later. Also, you can get some lovely, attractive flyers made, with a summary of your story and all your contact details on it. Hand these out to friends, family, colleagues or at the mall.

Also, work on a great book cover, one that is not very expensive but looks good. An attractive book cover always looks great and people find it appealing. You could design it yourself if you have the artistic ability.

Also, a number of publishing houses will not agree to publish your book if you deal with controversial subjects, so in this case it is better to self-publish your book. You can print what you want and you do not have to be afraid about the publishing house editing out too much of your written matter. As a writer, this can sometimes be a sensitive matter as authors may disagree with editing changes made by publishers. After you took so long to get your book ready, it will be disappointing to see sections of it cut out by the publisher.

If you play it smart and not hasty, I assure you that you can do a great job of publishing your own book. All you have to do, Sir Writer, is to make the most of the resources available. Good luck.
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Victor Epand is an expert consultant about books. When shopping for books, we recommend you shop only at the best bookstores for used books, autographed books, and vedic books.
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