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  • 10/10 Tricks Of Self Publishing

    • November 5, 2018
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    There was a time when people used to record their literature in the slice of bark and handmade papers. But after the invention of printing press by Johannes Gutenberg the pace of printing accelerated to a greater extent. A lot of unknown and amazing stories started reaching people. But, as far as publishing a book was concerned the publishers could be counted on fingers. Even after the development of printing press and an increase in publishing houses, for a debut writer reaching a publisher and getting the original text published without major changes was difficult. J.K.Rowling original ‘Harry Potter’ pitch was rejected 12 times. But, since few years a new form of publishing has become popular worldwide that is called self publishing.

    Self Publishing as the name suggests is a method of publishing Books and magazines through one’s own investment without the involvement of an established publisher. In simple terms, self publishing gives authors the liberty to get their work printed without major editing.

    Benefits Of  Self Publishing:-

    1) Welcoming for debut writers: There are 99% chances of getting your manuscript if you fulfill the norms of a book. The only thing that the self-publishing firm cross-check is, plagiarism, norms of a book viz number of pages and grammatically correct work. In traditional publishing, the scope for debut writers is less.

    2) Fast Publishing: Through self-publishing, you can get your work published in merely a month after you get your manuscript submitted. In traditional publishing, it may take 6 months or even a year for a debut writer to get published.

    3) Investment: There are different plans of self-publishing firms relating to the facilities provided to the author.

    4) Profit: Earn profit through self-publishing on every sale and check your royalty tine to time.

    5) Facilities: There are many facilities provided by a self-publishing firm like marketing your book, book launches, getting the book for sale on the online portal and so on.

    6) Copyright: The self-publishing firm provides legal support like copyright.

    7) Print On Demand: Self-publishing firms provide the facility of print on demand. It means the copies of the book are not stopped in one printing, it is produced time to time depending on the demand.

    8) Editing team: Editing team plays a very important role to shape your text and makes it presentable to be published.

    9) Worldwide Distribution: Self-publishing gives facility of worldwide distribution through online shopping portals like Amazon, Snapdeal, Flipkart, etc.

    Book Launch: It also provides the facility for book launch and marketing through newspaper and digital platforms.

    Things to Keep In Mind In Self Publishing

    • No Copied Work: Copied works are not entertaining by self-publishing firms. They have experts to review the manuscript and who have a tool to trace plagiarism.
    • Grammatically Correct: Your work should be grammatically correct as it would give publisher confidence in your work. Poorly done work is rejected by publishing houses.
    • First Complete the entire story: Many people reach publishers without having completed there work. Make sure that before approaching a publisher your manuscript is complete.
    • Font Size: Most experts suggest that publishers should use Times Roman in 11 or 12 font size.
    • Purchase ISBN: ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number which means that it’s an internationally recognized identification number. You need an ISBN if you want to sell your book. The ISBN is the familiar number in the barcode on the back cover of every book, assigned to books on an individual basis. This number registers and identifies a book worldwide and associates the publisher, and other essential information, to one book alone, because every single ISBN is unique.
    • Be wary: Be wary while applying for different services provided by self-publishing houses. There are many instances when people are fooled.
    • Choose A Good Publisher: See reviews of different publishers and if possible pay a visit to the publishing house to make sure you are not fooled.
    • Develop Acquaintances: Make friends on social media who love to read and write. There are many book clubs or groups on social media become part of it.
    • Maintain A Blog: This is an optional requirement, but a blogger has a regular audience which has faith on their writer so being a blogger can add to your credibility as a debut writer.

     

    10)Be Pragmatic: Choose the plan according to your requirement, don’t spend money recklessly unless your work really demands it. For instance, if your target audience is not global, no need to spend money on making your work available for sale on global portals.

    There are many writers like Savi Sharma author of Everyone Has A Story, E.L James author of Fifty Shades Of Grey, Margret Atwood Of Double Persephone. AshwinSanghaiof  The Rozabal Line,  Amish Tripathi Of Shiva Trilogy and AdithyaIyre of The Great Indian Obsession: The Untold Story Of India’s Engineer and so on. The list goes endless.

    Amish Tripathi was rejected 20 times when he finally decided to self publish his book later he was taken over by a publishing house and know he is celebrity author of India. AdithyaIyre ‘s book The Great Indian Obsession: The Untold Story Of India’s Engineer was crowd-funded where more than 300 people funded for his book globally. Savi Sharma started with printing 2,000 copies of her book Everyone has a story and then she was able to sell 5,000 copies a month by reprinting another 3,000 copies.

    The list of such authors goes endless, this shows that there is a big mass of reader all across the globe and what they really want is the quality content. If the content has mattered to hit the heartstrings of the readers than it is for sure that despite of the mode of publishing the book will make its place in the hearts of the people. So, go one writing and follow the guidelines properly and the day is not very far when you will see your book among the best seller or the most appreciated works of the times.

    Good luck.