Thanks to the bubbly Richa Singh and her initiative #Blogchatter which prodded me to write this post. I am to talk about Self Publishing in #Blogchatter’s Tweet-chat on Self Publishing tonight (8.30 PM IST).
On the process to be followed for Self-publishing our content, it is important to consider the process that traditional publishing houses follow. As much as some Self-published writers scorn their closeted tendencies, there is no denying that these traditional publishing houses have perfected the process of fine honing a manuscript and put a wonderful team together to package it as a great book.
For a better idea of the Publishing process, refer to this wonderful infographic created by Floris Books. Now, it might look like a daunting process to take care of the multiple decision loops when we embark on a Self-Publishing journey. The good news about Self-publishing is that you, the creator of the content/manuscript make all the decisions. Only if you have your wits together while taking every leap. I gathered my insights and came up with this process chart which I hope would be helpful.
Will try and update this post after tonight’s chat. I shall also keep modifying and be appending the chart and also look at publishing a post gathering various explanatory resources and blogs out there. Meanwhile, do send me your thoughts on where I can add or explain more.