Why are you writing? Who are you writing for? The more specific you are with your writing, the better your chances of connecting with your readers. You should be able to explain why you would like to publish a book in a few short sentences. Once you know the message you want to convey to readers, the easier it will be to decide who your target audience should be.
Choose a publishing package.
Now that you know what you want to accomplish with your book, it will be easier to decide how to get published. At this point, it is time to choose which publishing services are right for your book. Archway’s publishing packages are designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of authors. We have several packages in each of our four genres: fiction, nonfiction, business and children’s. An Archway publishing consultant can help you choose which package is best suited to help you reach your goal to publish a book.
Polish your book and submit your manuscript.
After finishing your book, set your manuscript aside for a period of time. Then go back to it and start revising. The passing of time allows you to come back to your book with a fresh point of view. You can choose to work with our professional editors and designers to help ensure that your finished book will meet your own high standards as well as those of readers and industry professionals. Our team will work with you as you learn how to publish and make sure you properly submit your manuscript and any other supplemental materials for your book.
If sharing your work with others is part of your “why,” then after you publish a book, you’ll need to plan your marketing strategy. Be prepared to put in the required time and efforts to successfully promote your book. Have a pitch ready and be able to give it anytime, anywhere. From marketing plans to simple day-to-day strategies, being proactive is key.
Have realistic expectations.
Understand that your book might not gain overnight success. Start promoting your book locally and focus on reaching your target audience. Try boosting your author profile by entering writing competitions. You could also set up a writing blog where readers can see samples of your work.