Getting your book from your brain to paper to book stores (online or off) is a step by step process. With the radical changes in how books are produced and sold these days, there is no single path for this process any more. In other words there are many different ways to get a book to market. Even though that is true, there are still some core tasks that authors need to accomplish in order to be successful (especially if they don’t go the traditional publishing route).
Define Your Category
If you don’t know where your book fits into the mix, you don’t really know who your target market is. Not knowing which category your book belongs to is also a problem for literary agents that you might be trying to work with.
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Employing a professional editor or editing service is one thing self-published authors will thank themselves for. A good editor not only catches technical and grammatical errors but can improve the flow and overall effectiveness of a book.
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Authors and publishers get a chance to see what their books will look like before they are printed by looking at a proof. This is the often the first time they see what their books will look like in finished form.
What is a Proof?
A proof (as it relates to book printing) is a sample of what a book could look like after being printed. It may sound like a customer will get a sample of exactly what the book will look like in finished form however that is often not the case with typical proofs.
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