Tips to Complete Your Self-Published Book Fast

Posted by on Dec 24, 2016 in E-Book | 0 comments

Be it any genre of writing: fiction, cookery, self-help, or management, endurance must be the key quality of any writer, as he or she strives to put in sentences and chapters, and then goes through the process of revision and editing to make the content more appealing to any reader. Authors of self-published books also go through this process. The dreaded “Writer’s block” can impact any writer at any stage of the writing, resulting in completion and publishing delays.

Here are some useful tips for you, as a writer, to complete your self-published book faster:

  • Focus on completing the first draft.

Most successful writers complete the first draft of their book in and around 6 months. The key to a timely first draft is not to be thinking of any revision or edits. Writers work at their own pace, but the key is to keep writing continuously even if it means a couple of pages each day. Set up a weekly plan to write, and do not stop until you have reached until the end of the book.

  • Break it down into chapters.

After completing the first draft, it is break down your written content into relevant chapters that not only provide a break to the reader, but also describe an engaging event (in the case of fiction) or a topic (for self-help or management) to the reader. Complete each chapter before you move on. Identify questions that your readers are likely to ask of each chapter, and include the answer within your chapter content. Finally, create a compelling introduction for each chapter that will engage your reader.

  • Revise your content.

Revise your content to include only those are offer value or interest to the reader. Content that needs to be removed or edited, must be done so for better engagement with your online readers.

  • Proceed with the formatting.

The process of formatting is critical to the success of self-published books, as online readers are likely to skim through the content, rather than reading each line. Identify easy chunks of text that you want the reader to go through. Make it easy for readers to skim through content with small paragraphs, text styling, and lists.

  • Questions regarding self-publishing.

For self-publishing, you need to ask questions (at every stage of writing) if the content is suitable for online readers, or the best format for the book, along with the cost to self-publish the book.

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