If you’ve ever dreamed of being an author, then you know that writing a book is not as easy as it looks. It takes time and effort to organize your ideas and get them on paper. But when it comes to publishing your book with ease, there are some more affordable options out there than ever before. In this guide we’ll show you how to publish your book in 60 days or less!
Step 1: Write your book in 30 days
Write your book in 30 days.
If you want to write a book, then start today! You can do it!
You’re probably thinking: “But I don’t have time for this!” or “I don’t know where to start!” Or maybe even something like: “I just have too many other things going on right now.”
Well, we all need inspiration sometimes—but if you really want to publish your own book and get it out there into the world, then we have some advice for you:
Step 2: Edit your book in 30 days
The second step is to edit your book. This is where you take the raw material and make it fit the form, style and context of the market you’re targeting. It’s also an opportunity to make sure that all the details are right—that every sentence has a reason for being there, every word has a purpose and nothing feels extraneous or unnecessary.
It’s important to remember that editing isn’t just about finding grammar errors or spelling mistakes—it’s also about removing any weak points in your writing so that readers can enjoy reading what they find inside!
You may have heard this before: “Eliminating redundancy will help make your writing more elegant.” You know what I mean? If something doesn’t need saying twice or thrice (or four times), then why say it at all? Sure, sometimes redundancy tends toward repetition; but there are other times when eliminating certain words makes us feel as if someone else wrote our piece instead of us!
Step 3: Choose the best publishing option for you (and your book)
Now that you’ve spent time researching and identifying your audience, it’s time to choose the best publishing option for you (and your book).
Before making any decision, ask yourself these questions:
- What kind of book do I want to publish? Is it fiction or non-fiction? A novel or short story collection? Do I plan on selling it in multiple formats—hardcover, paperback, ebook—or just one format at a time? How much money do I have left after paying my writers’ fees and other expenses such as printing costs and marketing expenses like guest blog posts on social media networks where potential readers might find my writing.
- How much will this cost me financially? If there is no way that I can afford all of these services with one payment then perhaps asking friends or family members if they would be willing help out would be worth considering before making any final decisions about which company offers what types of services at what price point per month/year etcetera
Step 4: Format your book
The next step is formatting. This is the process of turning your manuscript into a book, and it can take as long as six weeks or more. If you are familiar with Microsoft Word, then this may not be an issue for you; however if not, we highly recommend hiring someone who knows how to format their own books!
You have two options here: either hire someone to format your book for $100-$150/hour (or less), or use one of our recommended programs like Book Creator or Book Creator Pro (both $99). Both programs offer free templates that will help give shape and structure to your finished product so it doesn’t look amateurish in any way possible!
Step 5: Hire a cover designer or design one yourself
- Hire a cover designer or design one yourself
If you don’t have the skills to do it yourself, hire a professional designer. The cost of hiring a pro can be well worth it! If money is tight and time is short, look for designers who are willing to work on spec (a fixed price) instead of hourly rates. You’ll pay them less but still get quality results that will set your book apart from others in its genre.
You can also find freelance graphic artists through websites like Upwork or Freelancer; just make sure they have experience with self-publishing books before signing up with them so they know what they’re getting themselves into!
Publish your book faster than you would ever have thought possible.
You’ve written a book, that’s great! Now the hard part is getting it published. But you don’t have to wait around for the traditional publishing houses and their long process of waiting for your manuscript to be accepted before starting on marketing campaigns.
There are much faster ways of publishing your book—and they’re all right here in this article. Once you’ve completed these steps, we’ll show you how many days it takes most authors who follow these simple steps (we actually did them ourselves).
We will now move onto the next steps in your publishing journey. To get started, you can check out our free ebook, “Publishing in 60 Days”. It contains all the details you need to know about writing, editing, formatting and publishing your book so that it reaches its full potential!