Just like you'd prepare the soil to plant seeds, your manuscript needs to be the best it can be. Spend time reviewing and editing your work, or ask us about our editing services to help make it bloom. Be sure to look for and listen to constructive criticism about your book. Consider joining a writing group. If you want a manuscript reviewed and don't trust the too-supportive words of your friends and family, we can connect you to someone.
Plan your publication.
What do you want to do with your book once it's published? Do you want to sell it, or just give copies to friends and family? If you're wanting to sell, have you organised your online selling channels e.g. Amazon, or approached potential retailers? What is the genre or sub-genre of your book, who is your target audience, and where does this book place in the market? See what other authors who have published similar works to yours have done, for tips on how and where to sell your book. And if you want an online presence, do you need help with creating an author website and social media account? Ask us about our media design services and marketing strategies for promoting and selling books.
Prepare your manuscript for printing.
What size book would you like, and how many do you want to print? We can help you get your manuscript proof-read and typeset. We can also assist you with cover design, understanding the printers requirements, securing an ISBN, and sourcing printing quotes.
Printing your book.
Now that you've got a finalised book and cover and accepted a printing quote, the book is ready to go to the printers. Now's the time to start ramping up promotions and finalising your selling channels. There's still time to talk to us about marketing and promotions.
Promote your book.
So your book has gone to print, now what? If you're hoping to sell, start promoting your book on your social media channels and website (if applicable). Word-of-mouth is very helpful too. Have you thought about a book launch? Talk to us about your promotion needs and find out what we can help you with.