How To Publish a Book

 

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.

  • Selection
  • Compilation
  • Editing
  • Publishing
  • Marketing

Selection

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.

Compilation

Now that you have selected your articles and posts on the same theme and subject, compile your articles in a separate word file.

Editing

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.

Publishing

Here, we are taking about self-publishing. There are many free publishing platforms available. I recommend Amazon CreateSpace and Amazon Kindle.

Marketing

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.

Good Luck



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  • Comments

    1. Profile photo of Andria Perry
      Andria Perry

      Thank you for this article, I do have a cook book that is ready to be published, all except the photos and the book introduction. I have named it several times but none of those names seem to fly with me so I may pick another title.

      1. Profile photo of Vinaya
        Vinaya Post author

        I think you need photos for a cookbook. Where are you publishing this cookbook?

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        Vinaya Post author

        Once you compile your articles, do little editing and publish on Amazon.Amazon is a good publishing platform.

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        Vinaya Post author

        Formatting for a cookbook will be little complicated because you need pictures, however, publishing a poetry book is quite easy.

      1. Profile photo of Vinaya
        Vinaya Post author

        What is stopping you then? Go ahead and publish your books

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        Vinaya Post author

        In that case, you choose a topic, write articles on the topic and compile the articles as a book.

      1. Profile photo of Vinaya
        Vinaya Post author

        You publish so many articles online. Arrange your articles and make it a book.

      1. Profile photo of Gil Camporazo
        Gil Camporazo

        Publishing a book is my long dream. I have never tried to avail of this kind of self-publishing. What makes me hesitant to do that is the budget needed for that.

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        Vinaya Post author

        I was able to publish my first book online after working on it for three years.

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        Vinaya Post author

        You don’t need a lot of money to publish a book. You can try Amazon Kindle or Amazon Createspace. If you cannot desing cover, you can even have a free cover creation tool during your publishing process on Amazon.

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