“How to self publish a book?” The search for your long unanswered question will be answered today.
I have successfully created a passive income source by self-publishing books on Amazon, Flipkart and other platforms. In this article I have mentioned the best platform I have ever used. The platform will guide your every step on how to self publish a book successfully.
Anyone can learn about self-publishing a book. It is very easy and you need no money to do it. If you are planning to start your writing career then through self-publishing you can publish your book instantly after you complete writing it. Your book will be available for sale on both national and international platforms within 7 days. You can earn revenue from 35% to 70% depending on the condition.
When I was planning to self publish my book for the first time then I had many unanswered questions in my mind. Hopefully, I am here for you to clear all your doubts. I will give you a step by step clear idea of how to self publish your book successfully both on national and international platforms. All you have to do is to copy my technique.
Whether you are a pro writer or have no experience in writing you will be equally benefited after completing reading this article.
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How to write a book for self-publishing
You can simply start writing your book in MS Word. It is better to have knowledge of page size and margin setup. Because at the time of publishing you will have to choose a book size and your doc file’s page size should be of the same size as the book size. Also, you have to use the recommended margin of your word file.
For your reference, here I am giving you some recommend standard sizes in inches for different types of books,
Fiction: 4.25 x 6.87, 5 x 8, 5.25 x 8, 5.5 x 8.5, 6 x 9
Novella: 5 x 8
Children’s: 7.5 x 7.5, 7 x 10, 10 x 8
Textbooks: 6 x 9, 7 x 10, 8.5 x 11
Non-fiction: 5.5 x 8.5, 6 x 9, 7 x 10″
If you are planning to self publish your book for the first time then my advice is to start with a book of a small number of pages. Do you know you can even publish a book with 10 pages only!
As you are self-publishing the book all by yourself so your first few books will not be perfect and it is very common for all self-publishers. But if you are very serious about perfectness then you have to hire professionals. You can very easily find professional freelances on freelancing platforms like Fiverr, freelancer, Upwork etc. I haven’t hired any professionals till now and I have sold 150+ books in the year 2021. In 2022 I have taken a target of 500+ books to sell.
I do a full-time job that is my mainstream income. Passive income for the first few years doesn’t give a good earning. But some extra earnings every month is not bad, right? And who knows in a few years your passive earning source won’t become your mainstream income?
How to design the cover for self-publishing
Let’s consider you have successfully written your book. So now you have to design the front and back cover for your book.
I am not a professional graphic designer but I design my book covers by myself.
The self-publishing platforms will let you use their free tool to create a book’s front and back cover.
Though you will find great help from the most popular online graphic design platform Canva.
Canva is free with limited usage. You may subscribe for paid if required. Or you can simply pay for premium photos if you want to use them. The paid photos only cost 1USD. I am using Canva since 2017 and almost in all graphic design, I use free images.
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