Your Self-Publishing Questions Answered (#37-38)

Self-Publishing Question #37 of 52: Who should be on my book publishing team?

As you probably know from experience, a journey or trip is only as good as the people who go along with you. Getting to your desired destination in one piece is also a good thing. Before embarking on your self-publishing journey, you should think about who you will invite along for the ride. If your book is your hobby and your goal in publishing is to produce a limited number of books for family and friends, then by all means hire the services of a POD Publisher, who will provide you with the means to do much of the work yourself. However, if your “destination” is a high-quality publication that will be noticed by book buyers, then it’s important to “go pro” and assemble a team of professionals who can help you get where you want to go. Your team should include a cover designer, book designer, editor and proofreader, and you may wish to consider obtaining professional assistance in marketing and distribution as well. Happy travels!

 

Self-Publishing Question #38 of 52: What are the six steps to successful self-publishing?

The process of publishing your book can be broken down into six basic steps, which you can use as a framework for planning your publishing project: (1) Cover Design; (2) Manuscript Editing; (3) Interior Layout or Typesetting; (4) Proofreading; (5) Corrections and Final Review; and (6) Digital File Prep.

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