Securing a traditional publishing contract is a hard job,
unless you’re a well-known author or celebrity, you’ll have a tough time. Not
only that but if you do secure one, you’ll have to give up a lot of rights to
the publisher. There are plenty of different avenues you can take when it comes
to self-publishing your book, so take a look below to find out more about how
to digitally publish your book.
Cover Design & Titles
Don’t try and cut costs when it comes to cover designs, if
you’re going to the effort of having your book published you may as well make
sure it stands out to potential buyers. Investing in an experienced designer is
well worthwhile if you’re after an eye-catching and professional end product.
Publishing your latest work digitally has advantages and disadvantages over traditional publishing. If money upfront is an issue, publishing via a website involves very little initial outlay, better yet if your book ends up being a success you can receive 70% of the revenue when you publish through Kindle Direct Publishing. If keeping full rights to your work is important to you, publishing via a website means you can have your best interests at heart rather than the whims of a publishing company who may not.
The main downside of going with digital self-publishing is the fact you need to dedicate time and effort into marketing and promoting your book. With no publisher to do this for you it’s all in your hands.
There are plenty of online publishers to use that allow you to self-publish your book for free (providing it’s an E-Book). Take the time to research the best online publisher for you, make sure you understand all the terms and conditions of your contract before you commit.