How do I write a personal novel?
Wow, that's easy. You can go to google and type in that question and you'll get tons or results back. Today, writing a book is soooo easy and costs almost nothing. It's not like the old days where you had to have a big publishing company demanding thousands and thousands of dollars just to publish it. Nowadays, you control it all. You can actually write your document using something like Microsoft Word. Word will do spell checking for you.
After you've got it organized and written now you need to consider how to you want people to get your book. If you want them to have a paper back copy look on the internet for Print On Demand type of publishers. They are cheap and if you only need 5 books they'll print 5 books that you can throw in the trunk of your car and when you sell them you can go back and order 5 or 100 more. They'll also tell you the format you need to to have your book for them to printed. Today the standard format is an Adobe PDF Document. PDF's are good because unlike a word document, it cannot be changed by whoever gets their hands on it unless they are very computer savy.
You can go to google and in the search type "download PDF Creator". Look thru the search results and you want to download and install it from the sourceforge site. You'll see Download PDF Creater from SourceForge.net.. Click on it and download and install it. Now in order to convert that word document that you've been working on as your novel. You would open it and click File/Print and when the print window opens change the name of your printer to PDF Creator. That's all there is to it. It will show you some names that it will save it under and of course you can change it so that you can have different versions. PDF Creator works off the print function and your PDF Document will be in your My Documents Folder. Remember, you can't change the PDF, so if you need to make changes to the Novel, the changes would be made through the word document then once the changes are made you print to the PDF Creator printer.
OK and lastly I would suggest you get a website or use someone else website and upload your PDF Document Novel to the site to be sold ad an eBook. That way everybody in the world can have access to your book and download it in straight pdf form or download it to be read through their Kindle, Nook or any other ebook reading media. You'll need a shopping card so that they can pay for the book online. Use PayPal and it provides shopping carts, gives you a debit card to get your money and it's so simple.
Now about Pricing your eBook. How about making it .99 (that's right .99 cents). Think about it, who when they happened upon your site, would not pay .99 cents for the book? And just imagine how many people will come across your site once your market the site or your book is a household name. And anybody can google your book's name or the website and they will be directed to your site. The potential is unlimited. If 200 people searched and found your site today and made a purchase, you've made $200.00 today and didn't have to get outta bed.
Mar 20, 2012 |