Perfecting a book for publication can be a bit strenuous; the repeated proofreading and intense editing. Let’s not forget about the author’s agitation towards how well the book will perform when it’s out there. A poorly written, edited or presented book will hinder your chances of getting your desired amount of purchases and downloads on OkadaBooks.
So, here are 4 things you may want to rethink, even when you are confident that you’ve finalized it all:
1. Review the Title
Your book is ready for publication, all boxes have been ticked and the only thing left to do is tap that button that says “Publish”.
Although OkadaBooks has an option to edit an already published book, it would have already been read by hundreds, if not thousands of readers before you make any changes. The title is an important part of a book and can sometimes replace the author’s name in conversations. Instead of “I just finished reading Sally’s book“, it’ll be “I just finished reading The Fourth Finger“.
So, even though you think you’ve gotten your book title secured, you may want to change it into a more catchy one. Check out this guide on how to create dope book titles.
2. Add an Extra Chapter
Did the story end well? You wouldn’t want to publish a book, and start seeing comments like: “What did I just read?”, “Is this the end?”, “Why did it conclude like that?”, “I don’t understand…”.
If there is anything that will confuse your readers, you may want to modify your last chapter, or include an extra one to clear things up. Although you are the originator of your book, you should put your readers into consideration when writing it. Your mind is different from theirs, so there’s a need for you to share your sight, so that they can see what you see.
3. Is the Book Cover Good Enough?
A good book cover is the quickest way to get your book noticed on Okadabooks. An ebook’s cover doesn’t have to be as complicated and as heavily designed as a Paperback’s. It has to be simple, but with a lot of details. Read this article to find out tips on how to design a book cover that will get you a huge amount of downloads.
4. Read it all Over, this Time, not as the Writer, but as a Reader
Putting yourself in the shoes of your potential readers will enable you see your book in a different perspective; and this will help you grasp what even you as the writer couldn’t.
You could also ask close friends and family to read it and tell you their most honest opinions.
If you have thoroughly adhered to the above options and you believe everything is fine, it’s time to click on that button and add ‘Author’ to your list of accomplishments.