How to self-publish a book is a question that you may be thinking about, but why do you keep putting it off? More and more people are writing books these days, but what about you? What’s holding you back from starting today?
If it’s just a matter of focus, here are some ideas to get you started writing your book today:
How To Self-Publish A Book Today: A Novel.
A novel centers on the conflict of a main character, but the problem is that your main character needs a memorable and distinctive name. Think about it. What novels are the most famous in history? The answer is the novels where the main character has the best name. Harry Potter. Tom Sawyer. Anna Karenina. Holden Caulfield. Scarlett O’Hara. Jay Gatsby. Sherlock Holmes. Holly Golightly. The Cat in the Hat. Sam Spade. Jane Eyre. Atticus Finch. Mary Poppins.
The list goes on and on, but if your novel is faltering (or not yet begun) ask yourself, “Does my main character have a name that commands me to write a whole novel about them?” Probably not yet, but they will. To get started on (or kick start) your novel today, go to the baby name and surname websites. I use nameberry.com, but any one will do. Keep looking until you find the name that will go down in literary history. Then your novel will write itself. Because you, like everyone else will be fascinated by your main character’s name.
How To Self-Publish A Book Today: A Self-Help Book.
If you are a parent, personal trainer, chef, psychiatrist, job recruiter, minister, teacher, business owner - or a survivor - a self-help book should be right up your alley. But is it? If you find yourself stuck, and writing generic advice, you need an authentic advice blog. I am sure that you already have a blog, and maybe a lot of followers. But where is your new book? It is right in front of you, in your daily blog.
The reason I say daily blog is because the people you are talking to live from day-to-day. Barely making it through each one. I’m not kidding. They desperately need your advice, but it has to be really specific. Something you personally experienced during your own day. On this day, no matter how small it was. So the best thing for you to do is to write your blog post at the end of each day. Talk about one thing you triumphed over during the day and exactly how you did it. And how you felt about it. Every day. I guarantee you will strike a nerve with someone on every post, and your self-help book will be born.
How To Self-Publish A Book Today: A Children’s Book.
A children’s book, without illustrations, is not a book for children. And they have to be beautiful illustrations. So if you have written a children’s book, but are not an artist, you need a professional illustrator. Your main task to self-publish your children’s book is to scour the freelancer websites until you find someone reasonably priced to illustrate your book. I use Freelancer.com, but you can look at Elance.com, Fiverr.com, and Guru.com, among others. When you have the right illustrator, you will have a children’s book. Don’t give up. Good illustrators are almost impossible to find.
How To Self-Publish A Book Today: A Memoir.
How do you feel about today? This is the main component of a memoir. Go to the dollar store and buy a blank spiral notebook (or journal) and a nice pen. Fill up the notebook with your handwritten feelings. When you are finished, go back with a highlighter and highlight your most poignant thoughts. These thoughts will become the chapter titles for a most moving memoir.
How To Self-Publish A Book Today: An Autobiography.
Go through all of your records and legal documents and organize them. The most important thing about an autobiography is not how famous you are or how impactful your life is, but how you can back it up with facts. Marriage licenses. Birth certificates. Wills. Divorce papers. Immigration records. Pink slips. Court documents. Anything that confirms what you are saying is true. Once you have these records organized, go to a good genealogy website and confirm your family tree. Organize everything chronologically and you have your autobiography, once you put your own spin on it.
I know you can do it.
See also: https://brenthollister.blogspot.com/