It’s not 3000 BC.
Flatten and smack the stack of the papyrus plant, add your effort on top of that.
Your smooth & flexible, writing material is born. Accepts and retains ink even without a blur or smudge. Now, revolutionize the literary world.
We’re not in Ancient Egypt.
Step in this portal (O), to get back in this timeline. Whiup!
This was the way people used to craft the ancient papyrus paper, which was the method on how to write and publish your books. Successfully, the process never stopped evolving.
“The development of writing has been a long process that underwent a lot of experimentation and cycles of new methods replacing the old. Different materials dominated distinct regions and eras, and clay was used heavily in the river plains of Mesopotamia. That’s where it is believed writing books was born. Then papyrus dominated the history of written documents”.
Now, you don’t even need paper sheets to publish your book. That being said we don’t have any excuse why not to write and publish nowadays, do we? Then again you wonder how to publish a book. Let’s dive into it more.
1) The form
Even though you can always choose to publish in print and print hard copies (maybe just for the mere fun of it), a recent more popular method is using the huge advantages, that expansion of existing and new technologies bring and move us closer to our goals. These platforms plus the help of a lot of Digital Publishing Agencies (few exceptionally good one), give you an opportunity to publish your book in Ebook format. By making your book digitally available you open the window and access to connect with a global, more engaged audience all across the globe. So these are the 3 ways you can publish your book considering its form:
- Traditional method with print (hardcopies),
- eBook Digital Publishing (grants more opportunities)
- A mix of these two
So what’s the best approach? It depends on an individual basis. Whether you are a traditional fella or a digital skywalker you can choose or mix both approaches. We suggest the eBook publishing as a beneficial and more trendy approach in this context.
Do I need to know Kung Fu to understand this? Of course not!
There are two ways to publish here:
- To self-publish
You can decide to self-publish and do it on your own going for this adventurous route, but beware of dangers! (This is where knowing Martial Arts help).
- Collaborate with a Publishing Agency
To avoid being eaten alive by those crocodiles (smileys of crocodiles) we suggest to always reach out for help, when in need. There are a lot of great Digital Publishing agencies and we happen to be one. Jokes aside we love to offer you any help if necessary.
NOO, HUGE blocks of text again! WAIT, this is simple.
Let’s see how Bob the smart author-entrepreneur sees the book publishing process with its benefits down to 3 key elements: Time, Control and Profit.
Traditional publishing is often time-consuming. From accepting your offer to printing the book, can take away many months, sometimes even years. But this doesn’t apply for Digital Publishing agencies, where the chosen option is an eBook format. Some of them (including us) let you keep all the profits minimizing costs and even offering the whole writing process for you.
That’s right, you now can be an author without a single written word by yourself.
Editors may want to change things about your book to make it more marketable. You may not be happy with someone else scribbling your dedicated work, just for the sake of a few more bucks. That’s not the case in all the digital agencies.
If your nose itch when you hear about someone else editing your manuscript, then maybe you have to go another route. You can always reach out for help from a decent Digital Publishing agency. An important key point to note here is the agencies that make YOU the center of their process, not the other way around.
While traditional publishing can make your book look even better, covering all the costs surrounding the process of publishing your book, there is a price for that. In the end, the publishing house will keep a cut of the book’s profits. But that’s not always a bad thing nor its always the case.
Sometimes a lot of success is due to their personalized help, and they charge only for the services. That way you get to keep all of your profits to yourself – which is better considering the other options. So better choose wisely.
Finally, when the writing process is eventually complete and you decide to publish, It’s time to celebrate. You are an author, and you deserve a nice celebration.
That’s how to publish a book in the 21st century.
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