Self-publishing your book is a big step to take. Before having your book self-published, you need to pay attention to some things.
Here are the things you need to consider when self-publishing:
1. Market Research
As an author, you need to be aware of the demographics of your readers. It will give you an awareness of what would be the possible means or the better way of marketing your book.
2. Research Standard and Distribution Methods
Determine what would be the best method of raising awareness to your readers. Will your readers prefer to have a print version of your book, or prefer to have the eBook? You can also search if you prefer your book to be available on online websites (Amazon, Kindle, Goodreads, etc.).
If you opt to choose a print version of your book, identify what would be the appropriate trim size of your book. For eBook, do you want the EPUB (electronic publication) or MOBI (Mobipocket) formats?
3. Manuscript Format and Proofreading
Before you proceed in publishing your books, ensure that your book is in its best condition. Make sure there are no grammatical or spelling errors.
4. Book Design
Make certain that your book covers to complement your book. Also, your book's internal layout must be neat. Having a good book design can attract readers in purchasing your book. Readers pay attention to your book design!
5. Book Marketing
Having your book marketed can make a difference in the standing of yourself as an author. Proper book marketing could increase your readers.
After considering the following things, you are now ready to publish your book. Wish you the best of luck!