Steps to writing a book: write and publish your POD book in 10 easy steps
Writing a book can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience if you first come up with a good plan to start writing your book. Once you know the exact steps to writing a book, you will find that you will not stare at a blank page wondering when and where to start.
Write down some ideas about the type of book you want to write. You may have had a great idea and already know what you want to write about. But, if not, then you need to think seriously about what kinds of topics you are passionate about or in which you already have a high level of interest.
It is important to choose a topic that you know you will enjoy writing about. It’s easier to write about things that you like than about things that seem boring to you.
Once you know your topic, it’s time to start taking notes and doing a little research. If you know a lot about the subject, write down everything you can think of in a notepad. Now, you don’t want to rely solely on your memory. You should do some research and read other books, articles, and information online to develop your topic. Be sure to take detailed notes so you can use them for reference later.
Create an attractive title for your book. This part is going to be a bit challenging because the title is the first thing everyone sees. The title really should be something that stands out from all those other books with similar themes. Keep in mind that an interesting title gets people’s attention.
Create a book outline based on your notes. You want to create a chapter title and subtopics below each of them. Think carefully about each title because this outline indicates what you will write for each section of the book.
Write the first chapter of your book. Then correct it to see how it reads. If everything makes sense and flows well, then you can continue. However, if you think there are issues with your writing style, this is where you should troubleshoot those issues before proceeding.
Keep writing each chapter until you have completed the entire book.
Check your book or hire a professional to do it for you. It is important to correct all spelling
and grammatical errors. Also, you need to make sure that your book has a good sentence structure, as well as that it is written in a way that shows your knowledge, creativity, and personality.
If you are writing nonfiction, create an introduction or preface section.
Create a thank you and / or dedication page.
Create a content page.
Write a back cover book blurb.
Submit your manuscript to a Publish on Demand or POD publisher.
Work with the publisher to create an intriguing book cover.
After your book is published, enjoy the feeling of accomplishment.
Start promoting your book so other people can read what you’ve written.