Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cesar predicts tips for self-publishing

by Cesar Nostradamus

A collection of brand new Prophecies about the world, about the world's economy, about disasters and wars, about terrorist attacks and about survival itself

In this book Cesar takes prophecies to the next level.  In the year where everyone will be hearing once again all about Nostradamus, a year in which the Galactic alignment will occur on the 21st of December, comes a Fantastic book which is sure to broaden the imagination of those who believe in prophecies

Top Five tips for Self-Publishing

Tip One: I think the first step for any self-publishing writer would be to get pre-publication reviews, but make sure to send yourself a copy of your book by registered post first to give yourself some protection.  The reviews will serve two purposes, the first to give you feedback about the strengths and weaknesses of your book, secondly as a source for using blurbs on the back cover of your book.  There are various places to pick up reviews, you can pay for some ($20-50each) or you may get people in your social networks to help you out.

Tip Two: Depending on how your reviews go, you may decide to find an editor to have a look over your book to make suggestions on improvements.  Editors can be very helpful and are used on all non-self-published books.  You can find editors advertising their services on Linkedin and other sites that have author resources, but I would suggest that you always check out references before you hand over any money.

Tip Three: There is a little thing I like to do when working on book designs, going to the local book shops to see how the professionals do it.  Looking at the artwork on the front covers of books in the genre that you are wanting to publish, look for inspiration in the styles and apply it to your story.  Then look at the review blurbs placement and decided about your own, even take a moment to look at interior fonts.  The wrong interior fonts can make a book hard to read.  So this part is about making your book look great and ensuring that it is readable.  These things will pay off later.

Tip Four: Getting the right image for your cover is essential.  I would suggest that you spend sometime on sites which sell rights for the use of photos, and download some that you like (don't pay for them yet).  Then using any design program, throw together a few samples of how the cover may look with the title on it etc.  You may find that some fonts and colours won't work with certain pictures.  Then once you've narrowed it down to your final choice, go back to the website and pay for the rights to use the photo.

Tip Five: You must allow yourself some sort of budget for advertising & marketing, do not make the mistake of getting your book published without a plan!  There are cheap ways and expensive ways to market your book, so do out a simple plan for yourself.  On a low budget I would recommend that you do a book launch giveaway on Goodreads for the book, this will give the book some attention before its available.  Follow it up with a Blog Tour to get your name out there, and another suggestion would be to get some bookmarks printed and drop them off at local bookstores and libraries.  On a higher budget you could pay for advertising in magazines or on the internet through Google or Facebook.  Whatever you do, make sure you do something!  Your book will not sell if you do nothing.

Author Bio:
Cesar has a very experienced background in the spiritual world. He was brought up in a Christian family, but branched out from that base as he got older, seeking answers about the world around him, and the spiritual world around him.  In his mid-twenties dramatic events occurred in his life which challenged his very existence, but he learned from these experienced and most of learned that how that life is not just in our own hands.  Now Cesar is a firm believer that everyone has their own path to walk in life, and part of that walk is all about the choices that you make. Some people choose a good life and some a wicked life, but most of us live the life in the middle, influenced by the world around us and our own upbringing, Cesar understands that life is simply not black and white.

Genre – Prophecies, religion
Release Date – January 13, 2012

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Cesar said...

Thanks for hosting :)

Patti Hultstrand said...

Know matter how great your book, if you do not budget for advertising and marketing, I predict your book will find a meager following. But really, this is the same advise experts give any new business, and that is exactly what you are once you PRODUCE (manufacture) your PRODUCT; your book.

Thanks Cesar for giving us these tips for self-publishing. I hope our readers who want to publish or are already publishing will take to heart.

Everyone -- I know you have questions for Cesar, so PLEASE don't be shy, ask those burning questions and you may be the one we reward for your participation in this world of the BLOG.

BK Walker said...

Great post Cesar. I love it. Thank you for hosting today Patti.