Self Publish an eBook or Paperback
Publishing a book for free using the Internet
What do you write about?
Before we go into the how to part let's stop and think about what we could actually write about.
If you've got a few years behind you (that's polite for getting on a bit) have you a story to tell? many of us have had interesting experieinces both good and bad through our lifes so why not change the names, add a bit of poetic licence and write a Novel.
How many times have we read Childrens Books and thought we could do better ourselves....do it!
Non-Fiction for many is easier though, we all have hobbies and interests from Model Railways, Dolls Houses to Cycling, Ski-ing and whatever.
The openings for publishing your own book are quite endless!
Free Self Publishing eBooks
There are many larger Website Companies which will publish and advertise your Books for free. Obviously, there is no such word as free and these Companies have to make money, so they make it by taking a commission from each one you sell.
The larger they are the more they have the capabilities of marketing it for you and selling through the right channels.
Free Self Publishing Paper Books
Technology has moved on at such a pace lately, no longer do Publishers have to go through all the process's of finding an Auther, agreeing to puiblish then take a guess at the amount they need to print and where they're going to sell them.
It is now possible for you to write your Book, submit it and should someone buy one, they can print a copy and send it to the Customer the following day.
Think on it, it's a few weeks hard work maybe with the occasional blank moments, but after that it is literally sitting back and waiting for some cash to come in.
Research is essential !!
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How long should your book be?
As short or as long as you want it to be really and a lot depends on what you're writing about.
Think of your own reading habits, what you tend to look for and how long your favourite books were on any particular subject.
Just as an example, this article has 676 words in it, probably around two pages of a book at 12pt, it's not a concise detailed plan for you, but hopefully it's getting a message accross that you can earn money from your own particular talents.
Who knows, a good seller may lead you on to other things, a Publishing Company may come forward with a commission to write a book and that dream of a book signing in Foyles is one step closer!
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