Publishing

Are you writing a book and need help getting it published?

I’m not a publisher or an editor, but I can help. As a self-published author with decades of experience in publishing, I can offer my assistance in getting your work in print and in digital form.  I may even be able to help you with your cover design and advertising. (see my rates)

Beware, there are a host of self-publishing and vanity press companies online that are more than willing to take large chunks of your cash to provide services that are free or relatively inexpensive elsewhere. New authors are easy targets because they don’t know what they don’t know.

Many new authors do not have the knowledge or the skill needed to get their hard work from the written page into an actual book, let alone how to get it listed on Amazon. The process is not difficult once you have experienced it, but there are steps along the way, if not done right, will hinder your book from being read or even making it to market.

Like many new authors, you may have written your book in Microsoft Word or a similar word processing program, just as I did. Hopefully, you have had your work edited by a professional or someone who has a talent for spotting poor grammar, improper punctuation, content conflicts, repetitive words, and such. Luckily, I have a wife and friends who have those talents, plus I belong to several writer’s groups who meet on a regular basis to critique each other’s work. A practice that I highly recommend.

Here is a partial list of the things that need to be done to self-publish your book on Amazon:

  • Layout your manuscript pages in book form with all its various parts (contents, title page, index, etc.)
  • Format the pages and images for print
  • Design a cover and put it in the proper format
  • Obtain an ISBN number for the printed book
  • Create an Author’s Page for Amazon
  • Submit to Amazon
  • Order galley (proof) copies
  • Make any corrections or changes
  • Advertising and promotion

Let me know what you have written and what you are trying to accomplish. If I can help, I will tell you how and give you an idea of what it might cost (my rates are very reasonable).

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