Well, I’m a first-time author, and boy, oh boy is it a jungle.
Besides writing your book, you have to decide on a few big questions:
What writing program and other tools can I use?
Do I self-publish or send it to a publishing house, where do I get covers made, where do I find agents, and what about editors?
Here are some of my answers to that :
Here are some of the resources I use, and I’m going to Self-publish, due to the fact that I don’t want to go through all the hassle of getting a publisher to open his or her door for me…
Step by step :
1) Write your book
2) Edit your book, either do it yourself or get a pro to do it.
3) Get a GOOD Cover for your book (This is the absolute MUST for any book to sell)
4) follow the Launch PDF
5) Publish and follow the Launch PDF
I highly recommend that you get an Editor to go over your book before you publish.
To find an editor I use the place called Upwork: https://www.upwork.com/
Here are some of my recommended tools that I use when writing :
Or search the web for a other option to get a cover made. but remember, it is really the cover that sells the book.
Writing Program : Scrivner : https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview Editor Program : ProWritingAid : https://prowritingaid.com/
Mindmapping the plot: https://bubbl.us
Facebook groups: Writers Helping Writers | Authors | Fiction Writers Global | Fiction Writing | RPG and Fantasy Writers and Artists Guild
Pages I can recommend looking at :
BIG help in self-publishing: http://www.creativindie.com/how-to-self-publish-a-book/
Other Authors: https://www.kmrice.com/ (Authors page with lots of good advice) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doG9FnN9x7c&list=PLxWMn-GoX-Q6NaZFNyIIKoGVXWmM7WDxj One of the best in regard to advice and tips: http://vivienreis.com/writing-tips/
Good links for getting to know the world of self-publishing a bit better.
Fellow Authors that are starting up that I can recommend supporting :
Agents can be located here: https://querytracker.net/index.php
Online Publishing :
Places you could publish you book online :
(link to their guideline)
2) Try to send to a publisher
Here is a Publisher that is currently seeking authors
They usually require that you’re done with your book before you can get the foot in.
THIS is a general rule for publishers :
JUMIT PUBLISHING is open to consideration for publication of unsolicited fiction and general non-fiction works in the English language.
Please send your submission by email to email@example.com
- Your submission must contain 3 sample chapters.
- A detailed all chapter-wise synopsis for your work.
- A detailed write-up about the author/s.
- Please include your target audience, total number of words, subtitle ( if any ), other comparative titles available, details of previous published book/s ( if any ).
- Any other document, which you might consider important at this stage.
KINDLY DO NOT SEND FULL MANUSCRIPT UNLESS REQUESTED FOR.
Next is: LAUNCH
The Launch of the book, and here are a few good tips :
This one is really good to follow: Step by Step pdf to follow for Launch of your book.