You don’t have a full length manuscript, yet want see yourself as a published author, I’m giving you a million dollar idea.
“Compile your online articles and posts and publish a book.”
Off course, you will not make millions, but you will surely earn some money from your book.
Now that I have fed this idea in your brain, I will tell you how to do this.
Publishing your online articles and posts in a book involves five steps.
Writing sites allow you to publish anything. However, not every article will be suitable for a book. First, decide what kind of book you want to publish. Based on the theme and subject you have in your mind, select your articles. For example, it can be poetry, stories, health articles, recipes, travel articles, informative articles etc. Before you begin the selection, make sure you have saved your all posts in a word processing file in your computer.
Now that you have selected your articles and posts on the same theme and subject, compile your articles in a separate word file.
Design each post as a separate chapter. You can also merge different articles on similar themes and make it a single chapter. Check grammar and spelling. Add few more lines to make your old articles relevant, delete inappropriate lines and paragraphs.
Here, we are taking about self-publishing. There are many free publishing platforms available. I recommend Amazon CreateSpace and Amazon Kindle.
Now that you have published your book, you need to do some marketing. Inform your friends and family about your book. Share your book on social media. Write a short book introduction and publish on your blog, or niche content site. Ask your friends to review your book.
Points to remember
Before you begin your publishing process, always ask someone to read the manuscript. If you cannot find anyone to read your manuscript, I can do it for you.
In order to publish your book, you must have formatting and cover designing skills. If you cannot do it yourself, you can hire me, I am always available.
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