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This presentation will help you identify what is needed to write
and self-publish a book. This takes you from the initial idea of
your book, all the way through to promotion ideas for your
6. It was Benjamin Franklin who said, “If
you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”
Create a plan for your book,
chapter by chapter.
Calculate a budget for your book.
Decide where you’re going to self-
8. Create the outline of your book.
Identify the graphic images you
need: cover & interior (non-fiction).
Decide where you will source the
Write the first draft.
(Non-fiction) Create your
bibliography (if required).
12. Have your manuscript edited/proofread.
(Non-fiction) Create an alphabetical
index (if required).
Identify the formats you want to
publish (e.g. PDF, hard copy, Kindle,
Design and format your book
interior, according to the online publisher’s
13. Groucho Marx
“I find television very educating.
Every time somebody turns on the
set, I go into the other room and
read a book.”
17. Design your book cover (hard copy)
to the requirements of the online
publisher(s), or outsource this task.
Design your e-cover (for use on
your website), or outsource.
Create a flat thumbnail cover
26. Determine the launch date for your
Create a launch plan.
Contact book reviewers.
Contact online book tour websites.
27. Although this item is placed here, you
can never start too early to promote
28. Add a “Coming Soon” page to your
Change the “Coming Soon” page to
“Now Available” when your book is
Update your site/blog with your
new book’s details.
Update your social media accounts
with details of your new book.
29. Upload videos to YouTube.
Send out a newsletter to your
mailing list announcing your new
Never Stop Looking
for Ways to Promote
30. Remember, “one book does not a
career make”. Get started on writing
your next book.
All the best!
Rinse & Repeat
31. Thank You!
I hope that this presentation was useful
in providing you with the writing & self-
publishing process for your book.
I would really appreciate it if you share
this with anyone you know.
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