“There’s never been a better time to self publish than right now.”
AuthorCentrix has helped thousands of authors self publish their books of every genre, size, and binding style. We’ve worked through any possible issue faced and updated our authors with the status of their books.
Backed by our experience and expertise, we give you these 4 steps in self publishing your book:
Finish your book
The last words in your manuscript might be “The End,” but it is not done until it has been edited. It is an accepted fact: having your book edited is a must to succeed in the publishing industry.
Your book is worth the investment of a professional editor and here’s why:
- Editing helps you minimize or avoid typos
- Over 80% of our authors are having their book edited by a professional
Prepare your book and contact a self publishing company
Now that you’ve finished with your content, you need to make sure your book looks as good as it reads.
- Speak to a self publishing company like AuthorCentrix and submit a digital or soft copy of your manuscript for content evaluation
- Work with the cover of your design to stand out in the crowded marketplace. The interior graphics of your book too are important too.
These are the kinds of finishing details that transform a good book into a great bestseller!
Choose your book distribution options
Find your readers around the globe.
Software tycoon and billionaire Bill Gates was credited for saying “Content is King”. That was true in the 90’s at the dawn of the Internet, but now there’s a new rival for the crown.
Today it’s “distribution” that holds the key to your self publishing success. The best books will only be successful if you can sell it to the broadest possible audience.
OK, going back to the question, where should you distribute your book?
Amazon – A must for any book sales. Your hardcover or softcover book can be for sale on Amazon, the most significant online retailer in the world, alongside literary classics and bestselling authors.
Barnes & Noble – Barnes & Noble is one of the largest retail bookseller in the USA, with over 650 bookstores throughout the country, plus 700 college bookstores.
Ingram – As the world’s largest distributor of books, Ingram can get your book into practically any store, making your book available for sale in over 39,000 online retailers.
Amazon – Amazon is the largest online retailer in the world and the Kindle is by far the most popular eReader on the market. Your eBook should be available for sale and able to be enjoyed on the Kindle and many other readers through the Kindle reader app.
iBooks – Apple’s iBooks is the premier eBook destination for iPad, iPhone, and iTouch owners in over fifty countries around the globe. When listed on iBooks, your readers can purchase your eBook through the iBooks app, available for free through iTunes.
Barnes & Noble – Still one of the biggest eBook retailers in the US. Your eBook needs to be available on their Web site www.BN.com and easily purchased by millions of NOOK owners around the world.
We can also take care of the distribution of your book.
Plan your marketing and promotion
More reviews = more sales for authors
Book reviews should be the cornerstone of your book marketing plan. Most authors agree that reviews – good or bad – are critical to promoting your book. And here’s why:
Readers use them. In a recent Kindle Board survey, over 85% of all Amazon Kindle readers report they rely heavily on book reviews before making an online order. It’s the ultimate Word of Mouth. Friends don’t let friends read bad books. Everyone wants to know about the next best book out there.
Reviews count heavily in the booksellers’ algorithm. More reviews and sales page views can equal higher ranking, better inventory position, and exposure to more book buyers. They also affect the “If you liked this, then you may like that” book recommendation features on many sites. This is particularly helpful for a debut novel or authors with a smaller following. Bottom line: More reviews equal more sales for authors and more informed readers. Besides, authors gain exposure to other book review sites, blogging communities, and book clubs.
If ever you’re still unsure or confused, well, you can always contact us and then our friendly representatives will be of service to you.