So you want to publish a book, huh? Congratulations! You’re about to embark on an exciting (and possibly overwhelming) journey. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are some first steps to get you started:
1. Write your book. Seems obvious, right? But it’s the most important step. Don’t worry about making it perfect – just get your ideas down on paper (or screen). You can always revise and edit later.
2. Decide on a publishing path. There are a few different ways to get your book out into the world, including self-publishing, traditional publishing, and hybrid publishing. Figure out which one is right for you and your book.
3. Edit, edit, edit. No one’s first draft is perfect (trust us). So make sure to give your book a thorough edit, or hire a professional editor if you need some extra help.
4. Choose a catchy title. Your title is the first thing readers will see, so make it count. Go for something catchy and memorable that reflects the tone of your book.
5. Design a killer cover. Your cover is like a billboard for your book – it needs to grab people’s attention and make them want to read more. Hire a professional designer if you can, or check out some cover design templates if you’re on a budget.
6. Market your book. Once your book is ready to go, it’s time to start getting the word out. This can include things like setting up a website, creating social media accounts, and reaching out to book reviewers.
And there you have it – your first steps to publishing a book! It might seem daunting at first, but with some hard work and a little bit of luck, you’ll be a published author before you know it. Good luck!
A writer is someone who writes. An author is someone who publishes. Are you ready to be an author?
Atmosphere Press has been guiding authors on rewarding journeys through publication and beyond since 2015. Our authors’ award-winning and acclaimed books have sold tens of thousands of copies across six continents, and our Press ethos is to put the power not in the hands of the publisher, but in the hands of the writer, where it belongs. Accredited with an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau, we partner with the Independent Book Publishers Association, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Writer’s Digest, Poets & Writers, Winning Writers, and Writing Magazine, among others.
If you would like to explore taking this author journey with us, please reach out to us directly through our submissions page. We’ll look forward to helping you achieve your goals as a writer…and as an author!