5 Essential Things to Do Before Publishing Your Book

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Congratulations on completing your first book! Writing a whole book must have been quite a task. Not to mention the numerous blocks in between and the endless pages that weren’t going to fill themselves. However, it might have been a better and more in-depth experience than writing minuscule blogs.

Although you’re done with the whole book, your journey is far from the end. There is still a lot you need to do before putting your book out there for the world to perceive and judge. So here are a few essential things you need to do beforehand releasing your writing to the publication. You can launch strategies like sending it to be read and reviewed by some influencing writer personalities. These reviews can be the main forte for marketing your book. Another thing that you should do is use the potential space of the internet and social media to place ads and get noticed quickly.

Test

Not many writers use this technique today, but it can reassure the kind of attention your book will get prior to its release. You can take out a piece of your writing or similar work you had written to test its results on an anonymous website. This can be a John Doe site that will help you calm down your jitters and decide if the book is a good idea to release. Demonstrate how the genre and the idea behind the book are received by sending it out to trusted bibliophiles and getting their feedback.

Proofread

Editing a whole book can seem like an endless process, but one that needs precision and complete devotion. Once before you place the text in the hands of the editors for erasing critical errors and making it foolproof, have a read of it a few times. You need to keep reading it until your heart is fully content that you have placed your point right and delivered it duly. This is to make sure that the editors don’t exchange some of the unidentifiable sentences and alter their meaning.

Create Engaging Cover

Alone book covers can create a great deal of magic and increase its buying potential to a great extent. Most of the time, a reader will buy a book that has a nice outer layer. A right book cover will have the best name and description in accordance with the book, popping colors, and enough white space. You need to engage with a graphic designer with ideas or a professional cover designer to get your theme through properly.

Market

Seasonal writers would know the importance of marketing that comes with releasing a book. Through proper advertising, you can reach the right audience and create excitement about your book’s publication. You can launch strategies like sending it to be read and reviewed by some influencing writer personalities. These reviews can be the main forte for marketing your book. Another thing that you should do is use the potential space of the internet and social media to place ads and get noticed quickly.  A few years ago, a big tide of people embarrassing their real sexual interests came out through social media, and now there is more awareness for protecting the rights of these minor groups of people. Even if there is more acceptance towards these individuals, a distraught bunch can’t seem to accept them and still seeks to target them and point them out. Various people that decide to come out of the closet tend to become the target of abuse and embarrassment on an online platform. To avoid such an unfortunate happening, anonymous concentrated groups on the internet provide support in going through changes and adapting to society being the new you.

Craft an Appealing Back In the end, think about what’s going to go at the back of the book. Usually, the back includes exciting parts as summaries of the book. It makes the reader get a gist of the book to buy and read it. So this is an important part. It will be best to fill that outside space up with reasons for people to buy the book. Other than the summaries, you can add the previously written influencer reviews. You need to keep reading it until your heart is fully content that you have placed your point right and delivered it duly. This is to make sure that the editors don’t exchange some of the unidentifiable sentences and alter their meaning. Opening up on the internet in front of a broad audience consisting of many backstabbers, critiques, and just a few sympathizers can be quite a gamble. If the case is sensitive and involves your weaknesses or vulnerabilities, there is more chance that you will experience backlash for it than sympathy. This is just how the world of the internet works. And instead of trying to change it, you can take a different road of anonymity. It can give you honest opinions and help you contact people that truly care about you.

Olivia Wilson

Olivia Wilson is a digital nomad and founder of Todays Past. She travels the world while freelancing & blogging. She has over 5 years of experience in the field with multiple awards. She enjoys pie, as should all right-thinking people.

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