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The Journey of Completing Your First Book and Becoming an Author

Journey to author The first step in being a published author is completing your first book. Once you write your book, is when you will go about with the work to find a publishing company to help you get it into print. You can always self-publish your book, but if you do have a good budget, we highly recommend you go with a publishing company. It’s a lot of work, but the payoff is worth it.

Publishing companies can help you get your book into stores, promote it, and market it. All this comes after you’re through with your first book. Here are a few pointers to get you there. Read ON!

1. How to complete your first book

If you are considering writing a book, it is important to think about the process of completing your first book. There are too many steps involved in the process of completing the first book. Depending on what genre and type of book you’re intending to write, you would need to lay down the plan accordingly.

Besides everything, One of the first steps you need to take is to find the time to write your book. Many people who write books have full-time jobs. If you are considering writing a book, it is important to make time for it. It is also important to consider how much time you will need to complete your book. Most books take about six months to complete, but some take less time and some take more. It is important to think about how much time you will need to dedicate to writing your book. Most people underestimate this and end up having the dream of writing a book forever.

One of the best ways to complete your first book is to use a word processor. Of course, It is best to use a word processor that has spell check and grammar check but It is also important that it is compatible with your writing style & allows you to track your progress. Once you have set your timeline & decided on your word processor, it’s important to dedicate yourself to this cause as though it was your second job.

After the completion of your first draft, run it through a review and then find the editor who can do the best job in giving it the touch it deserves even before you go to a publishing company. Also, it never really is a bad idea to share a copy of the first couple of chapters with your friends and get some advance praise too that could go into the first edition itself.

2. How to find a publishing company

Unbeaten as it stands, Getting the right agent is the best way to find a publishing company. You could also search on Amazon to see if the type of book you've written is in demand by searching for other books in the category/genre. If the book is in demand, you will find a lot of publishing companies that are willing to take on the project. If you are not sure where to start, you can contact a publishing company to see if they are interested in publishing your book & take further steps based on their feedback. Meanwhile, if you're thinking along the lines of self-publishing you can always search for them on the internet & there would be many of them who would do a fairly good job these days.

Journey to author 3. How to make your book more sellable

There are a lot of people who take the time to write, edit, and publish a book, but not many would take the time to design the cover of the book as good as it must be. Designing a book is a very important step in the publishing process as far as getting it to sell is concerned. It is important to take the time to design your book so that it is appealing to readers. The cover should be such that it looks good on the shelves in your local bookstore.

4. How to market your book

Reiterating that the journey to becoming an author is not easy. It is not just about writing a book and being published. You must also promote your book and market it. This is a lot of work, but it is well worth it if you've sold a milestone number of copies. Here are some tips on how to market your book:

- Make your book stand out in the market. You should have a unique selling point that sets your book apart from the others in the market.

- Promote your book on social media. This is a great way to gain followers and increase your book's visibility.

- Create a website for your book. This is a great way to share about your book and make it visible.

- Create a blog for your book. Helps in building a community around the ideology of your book. - Create Facebook, Twitter & YouTube profiles for your book. Social media is power and Facebook is the powerhouse. Stay in touch with the audience there; Opinions and conversations around your book can never get better without the tweets & YouTube Shorts (or long videos) is the easiest way to consume content for people today.
Also do not forget to get yourself the most suitable package from Authors’ Paradize. We wish your book a grand success & wish to see you become a part of the authors community at the earliest. #KeepWriting

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