Have you completed your manuscript or are you planning to publish your book?
Getting the right publisher for your work is really a tough job. While publishing a book there are some critical things an author shall consider in his/her mind. The key factors an author shall consider includes book trim size, cover design, editing, promotion etc.
Book Trim Size:
The most common trim sizes for standard fiction and nonfiction books include 5″ x 8″, 5.5″ x 8.5″, and 6″ x 9″. There are a number of other trim sizes an author can choose from, but studies say books with trim sizes 5″ x 8″, 5.5″ x 8.5″, and 6″ x 9″ usually attract most readers.
The book cover is the first point of contact between the book and the readers. Studies say approx. 20% of the readers make their purchase decision based on the design and contents in the book cover.
Book editing is one of the most critical aspects an author has to take care of before publishing a book. Refer to “Do’s and don’ts of editing” to explore more in this context.
Usually, book promotion starts before the publishing of a book, these days your books can be a bestseller before it came into existence from the pre-order stage only. Go through these 7 powerful book marketing strategies for book promotion.
List of free self publishing resources:
Not only Inside Brain, there are many free self publishing resources you can opt for, below is a small list:
Kindle Direct Publishing
KDP is Amazon’s e-book publishing platform launched in November 2007 publishes and retails e-books that can be read on Kindle devices or on devices that have installed the Kindle app. If an author have basic skills like formatting and cover designing can opt for this.
iBooks is an e-book reading and store application by Apple Inc. To publish directly on iBooks, you must have a Mac device; else you will have to go through an ebook aggregator.
Barnes & Noble Press
A self-publishing portal from Barnes & Noble formerly known as NOOK Press. Books published on B&N Press are only sold on their platforms. Royalty rates up to 65%.
Like the Kindle, Kobo offers an e-reading device as well as an app for reading on other devices. Royalty rates up to 70%.
Even though these platforms are comes under free self publishing resources, most of these platforms don’t provide paperback publishing services, that Inside Brain Publishing can provide.