When you want to publish a book you should start by setting the book subject. The subject just entails what the book is talking about. Use a small but attractive subject. This is going to save you from competing with big publishers. Fiction subjects are selling highly and are not heavily discounted.
It is important that you do some research. It is important that when you are doing research look for the titles that are competitive and you think about how you want to make yours look better. You can as well find out if the books are selling or not to decide if the title is good or not. By visiting the popular book selling websites you will be in a position to see the types of titles are selling more than others. You can also visit the popular bookshops to inquire with them the types of books are selling and which types of books people are asking.
Paperback or hard cover are some of the formats you can use to make your book. Using a hard cover is very expensive as it is going to cost you a lot of money unlike paperback which are cheap. If you have less money you can go for paper cover though it is not very impressive as compared to hard cover. But if you use hard cover your books will increase in value and you may end up getting a lot of money.
Then you should print as many copies as you want. You can either print by yourself if you have printer or you can hire printing services at a fee. You should compare the prices and go for quality and affordable service.
You should check out print on demand publishers. It means sending of computer file on print on demand printer. Print on demand printer only prints the book that are on sale only. This is going to ensure that you don’t go at a loss of making much wastage.
Apart from that you should look for ISDN for your book. This is known as the International Standard Book Number that is used in identifying your book in the book trade.
Method of distributing books is also one of the things that you decide how it should be done. The most reliable method is by the use of a book distributor. The books will be distributed on discount of the cover price.
You should be ready to do marketing of the book by yourself. This can be done through book selling website or you do the through social media. You can do it yourself by the word of mouth.