Here’s what I’ve learned when getting my book to print:
Your chapter heads should be in bold
The main text in at least a size 12-14 font that is clear to read (I used Baskerville)
Your first draft isn’t going to be your last draft (for example, even though I used a proofreading tool, there were still major errors in the published manuscript , so now I’ve employed and editor) I think C and C has nowadays total of nine drafts. So for now it’s not on the market until it’s perfect.
The manuscript should be a least be spaced by 2cm
You need to know your audience and who you’re selling too. You need to find its unique selling point (mine was that it had a theme of friendship becoming your family and it to begin your own opinions and morals, in dire situations.)
The title of the book should appear on every page and so should the page number in the footer.
Use social media to promote your book – never pay for promotion it’s likely to be a scam.
Make sure the book cover is simple and aimed at your genre.
Don’t pester people to buy your book, if anything it deters people.
When you do publish your book, you need to advertise it so make or ask someone to make a professional marketing bundle.
Interact with other authors to gain readers, post and exclusive chapter on your webpage and host giveaway. Use the #writingcommunity in every Facebook, Instagram and twitter post and join in with dropping your links.
If you have any specific questions come and contact me.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO SANDY CEE WHO IS OVERHAULING THE POOR GRAMMAR IN MY OWN WORK SO IT’S OF A GOOD QUALITY FOR YOU TO READ.