How do you create and publish a book?
My mother and I have put some personal recipes together. We would like to create a recipe book and publish it. What are the steps to follow? It would be published here in the United States at first. Thank You for your advice and help.
Create a word document of it first, then convert to kindle format which is an ebook on amazon. Then people can buy and download it from the site and you don't have to do a thing.
I would add to this, that if you want to get your book read then you will need to do some marketing and promotion. You could think about using social networking such as facebook, and cooking websites that might be interested in your recipes. Also you could offer talks to community groups and schools locally to raise awareness of your book ...
If you want to get your book published in print by a major publisher you will have to send them a copy and wait months for a reply which will, statistically almost certainly be no because they haven't even read it. These days they read almost nothing unless it is presented to them by a literary agent - if your manuscript is good, something new, and most of all likley to be a best-seller, you can get an agent who will kindly take 10-15% of your earnings...
Self-publishing an e-book might be the best way to go!
Publish Your Own E-Book
How To Create An E-Book
People are always on the look-out for
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experiences are stuffed-full of writing
Ideas are bought to life through the e-book
E-book is an abbreviation for electronic book,
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Take good photos of your recipes for the book, maybe even step by step pictures as looks good ! Maybe start with an ebook & if there is enough interest get some books made for sale off line as a lot of us like Real books !
I agree with the ebook concept and kindle books to begin a marketing plan may work too . . . easier to publish at someplaces like Amazon. See how it goes, then ebook see how it goes then, try a few recipes with niche market magazines, then hit up a book publisher , , , , or go for the gusto and contact an editor get their view of book, then an agent etc , , ,if they don't think it is worth their effort try another then learn and adjust. or maybe it will be a hit , , , let us know how this idea progresses , , , ,
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