Do you want to self-publish your book?
What services do you need to pay for when publishing your first book?
How much does it cost to self-publish a book for the first time?
These are just three of the questions I faced last year when I self-published A Handbook for the Productive Writer.
In this blog post, I’ll explain how much it costs to self-publish a book on Amazon and other digital stores.
What You Need to Self-Publish a Book
Got a book draft that you want to self-publish?
Great. Here’s what you need to self-publish your book:
- An editor
- A proofreader
- A cover
- A title
- An author platform
Now let’s break down the costs of these self-publishing services.
Editing and Proofreading
Almost every writer needs an editor and a proof-reader.
The editor’s job is to provide critical feedback about the overall tone and direction of a book, and the proofreader’s job is to eliminate typos and grammar mistakes.