Do you want to self-publish a book? First, determine your market. Next, determine the cost. Then decide on the book’s value and price. Don’t let emotions get in the way.
You can always lower the price but it is impossible to raise it after a price is printed on the cover. For help, you can seek a self-publishing coach via selfpublishingmadeeasynow.com/ and start your venture.
Here are some things you should know before you self-publish a book.
- Selecting a Niche Topic
You can write a book about a niche topic such as cooking, woodworking or sewing, or flower arranging. Then, search Google and Amazon to find out what other authors have written. Next, create your book, covering areas that these authors have not covered or omitted.
While not all niche topics are the same, it’s foolish to attempt to replicate others’ work simply because they are successful. It is always a good idea to be original and cover the areas that are not covered in a book. You can also capture keywords used by other authors online, which will allow you to drive your own sales.
- Print a Small Quantity First
A number of first-time authors have come to me in recent years after spending thousands of dollars on Internet-based publishers only to discover that the “On Demand” cost per book leaves no room for profit. Many complain that the initial $500.00 to $750.00 investment quickly mushroomed with one added charge after another.
Ordering one book at a time as needed is not just time-consuming it is crazy-making. If you are only selling one or two books a week then this is nothing more than an ego trip, not a publishing enterprise.