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How To Set Your Indie Book Up for Success

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May 30, 2018

The number one trait you need to become a successful independent author is drive. Without a publisher behind you, you’re the sole person responsible for getting your book to market. While you’re focused on writing, there are likely some elements you haven’t given much thought to. These can be critical to your book’s success.

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Even if you’re a grammar whiz who always dots your i’s and crosses your t’s, it’s essential to have another set of eyes on your work. An editor can spot everything from spelling errors to problems with clarity. He or she can also help assess how enjoyable your work is to read. An outsider’s perspective is key to understanding where you need to improve.

Formatting

You can have an excellently researched and written manuscript, but if the formatting is off, you can lose your readers. You want their eyes to easily follow along with your words. In fact, the reading experience should be so seamless that they don’t notice the formatting at all. Don’t underestimate the importance of line spacing, tabs, fonts, and other elements that enhance readability.

Book Cover Designs

You can’t tell a book by its cover, but you can sure sell a book by one. The cover is a potential buyer’s introduction to your work. It needs to grab the reader’s attention and spark curiosity. The cover also helps establish your brand, which is how you present yourself to the world and can follow you for years to come. If you don’t have an artistic eye, there are many graphics professionals who specialize in book cover designs.

You’ve worked hard on your manuscript. Before you release it to the world, make sure you’re setting it up for success. Contact the professionals at Amnet Author Services. Our team of editors and designers can help you with your finishing touches and create a product you and your readers will love.

Sources:

https://selfpublishingadvice.org/book-covers-and-indie-author-brands-for-self-published-books/

https://selfpublishingadvice.org/editing-definitions/

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