Unless you’re living in a cave somewhere, you’ve heard that you should build a platform. The point of building a platform is to have a built-in market for your work. It’s logical to write what they expect, what they are asking for.
A book’s cover is a key marketing tool, reflecting the contents of the book. As you might guess, the typeface of your book title and other cover text (the style and appearance on the page) are just as important.
Self-publishing a print book is easy. Self-publishing an e-book is even easier.
Since this article is mainly about self-publishing an old-fashioned print book, here's the skinny on what it takes to put together such a book:
As soon as you get serious about self-publishing a book, you are confronted with the choice of what size your book ought to be.
For instance, if you want to get a price on how much a book will cost to print, the first thing you need to know is the size.
When you’re launching a book, your job is to find readers, engage with readers, write good books, and sell the heck out of said book(s). Here are a few rules from the world of startup businesses that will make the investment of time and energy worth your while.