How to Publish Your EBook and get it read
E-Publishing: How to get published in an ever growing format
More and more people with simply a passion for writing believe they should get published. Do you firmly believe you'll be the next great novelist? Yes, well we all have goals now don't we. However, as vanity publishing and blogging have begun to dilute literature’s impact and respect it is very important to take a hard look at your writing and decide if it is going to find an audience. I suggest having several impartial people review anything you write before you submit it to an outside source.
Once you have firmly considered your work’s integrity (after all that romancing werewolf had better be believable) and appeal finding a publisher or agent can still be very, very tricky; much like that summer I got stuck to some fly tape on the deck. Below are suggestions for getting your work published in a digital format.
Self-love means self-editing your work before submission: I suggest having a professional editing service work with you; a poorly edited book, no matter how good the story, will very rarely even be read. Do not overuse !, ALL CAPS, or odd punctuation. Also, I would recommend not writing purely conversational sections in your manuscript, add details to conversations; no one wants to read 20 pages of “Ted said” and “Bob replied”.
Ways to get noticed: To blog or not to blog? OK, everyone and their sister firmly believes they will be the next greatest contribution to the blog-verse; shall I cook for a whole year with only white food? Yes you say and just wait till I make it then. However, remember to write about subjects other people actually want to read, your collection of 19th century dolls is most likely a topic only you will read about. Okay, I do know a few others who'll read that blog, why does that make me feel a little wrong?
If you work in a particular genre of writing, such as fantasy or romance, understand your market. Find the right publishers, often there are unique small publishing houses who are interested in specific genre manuscripts. Networking is very important and a good way get your name and information to publishers and agents is by joining groups and attending writer’s conferences where agents and publishers will be actively looking for authors.
Get your name and your work to as many people as often as you can. Be seen, be heard and be read.
Holly shizzal, you mean it needs words?
Our site designer does very reasonable pricing for indie authors if you let TBT know you're a self publisher she'll work with you on pricing and design. If you go the route of self-publishing you’ll eventually, sooner than later, have to deal with deciding if you can design a cover or if not (come on they are hard and no one can be brilliant at everything) then you’ll need to understand what you want from a designer. Knowing what you want and how to get the right look will help you not waste time and money on a book cover.
Make sure the text is easy to read, big but it still needs to sell the style of your book.
Do you want photos, drawing, just text? Think this all out beforehand but remember that the designer is there to help you so you don't need to have a fully formed concept starting out, just an outline. What is the tone of your book? Sad, dark, strange, funny? Knowing these things can greatly help your designer in getting the right feel their first round out.
TBT Works designs e-book covers for pretty reasonable prices and turnaround times.