1. Choose Publisher
When pursuing a self-publisher, you are acting as the publisher of your book and hiring a self-publishing
company to complete services for you. You front the investment for your book's creation.
2. Choose Package and Services
Most self-publishers will offer a variety of packages and individual add-on services to meet your needs. You
can take advantage of services to help with editing, design, marketing and more. How to Get Published: Publishing Packages
3. Submit Manuscript
Once your package is selected, you will submit your manuscript and any other items you would like included in
your book (such as photos, graphs, etc. How to Get Published: A Step-by-Step Production Process Guide
4. Choose Book Specs
You will choose the dimensions of your book, available formats, paper quality and cover finish.
5. Book is Formatted; Cover is Designed
Your production team will get to work on formatting the interior of your book from a Word document to the
finished book size. Cover art will also begin under the direction of your ideas and vision.
6. Author Reviews Designs
You will have the opportunity to review and make changes or approve of the interior design, cover art and back
7. Book File Sent to Printer
When you approve of all the details of your book's design, the finalized file will be sent to the book printer
so copies can be printed once orders are placed (known as print on demand). You may also receive an author
discount on books and discounts on bulk orders.
8. Market Book
As a self-published author, it is your responsibility to create a marketing plan and drive it forward. Most
self-publishing companies will offer advertising and promotional services to assist in your marketing plan.
to Get Published: Book Marketing Services
You will keep all royalties at the rate that was established during the production phase of your book. How to Get
Published: Sales & Royalties FAQ