How to Publish a Book in India?

Publishing a book can be possible in four available ways. Whereas each of the publishing processes has some PROs and CONs. It totally depends on you, the author. It is you who needs to take the call by carefully studying all the different ways of publishing before starting with any of the publishing options. 
There are many factors which you need to understand before you start sending manuscripts to various publishing houses.

The publishing industry is vast. And, the influencing factors are also enormous. The factors like the author's target reader group which includes detailed analytics like age-group and interest level of the readers of your book are crucial. Your brand-value as an author, your over-all investment budget, the royalty (profit sharing) amount you are looking for are also very important factors you need to be clear about.

This article is just an attempt to give some idea to you regarding the option you can think about before crafting the game-plan for your book. And, if you feel lost, we are always there to help you via our free consultation call. No purchase required.

  • Have your manuscript ready
  • Your decent-quality photo as author
  • A writeup describing your book
  • Few sentences about you as the author

Self publish is the easiest option for the new-age authors to print books via online publishing. On-demand printing is the latest way to get your book printed in the very low budget by having just a virtual inventory. 24by7 Publishing provides an online self publishing guide to get published easily making it fastest growing among the book publishers in India.

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  • Choose a publishing package
  • Choose special services
  • Upload manuscript
  • Book cover designing
  • Manuscript editing, interior formatting
  • Author's approval
  • Printing & Listing
  • Delivery of printed complementary copies
  • Book marketing campaign
  • Dashboard & Academy access to track sales & royalties
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How to self-publish a book in India?

  1. Manuscript:  Prepare, proofread, edit and upload your manuscript in digital format.
  2. Book cover:  Design & beautify the book cover. Well chosen title and appealing visuals are the key points.
  3. Print & Publish:  Print 1 to thousands of copies and publish the book. Take care price, royalty, ISBN, copyright etc.
  4. Promote & Distribute:  Distribute the book in different channels. Launch the book & promote it in different media.
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  • Author's video interview
  • Book launch events
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  • Search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Book sales tracking via dashboards & reports
  • Press release accross countries
  • International availability
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2. Publishing via a Traditional book publisher through Agents

Contacting multiple traditional publishers is stressful. Many authors outsource the job of maintaining the list for periodic follow-ups and identifying proper channels to expedite your submission in certain cases via publishing agents.
But right now there are only a few agents who are successful but charges less for working with new authors.
This can be a very good choice if you, as an author have a very good market value and can identify a genuine and successful agent.
Evaluating the publishing agent is an art. The authors need proper education and training to find out the best one among the bunch of agents available in the market. It may also involve a good investment too.

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4. Self-Publishing using professional Platforms

You can get professional assistance from self-publishing company like 24by7 Publishing to get your book edited, beautified and designed for your target reader book and then publish, while keeping the full control in your hand regarding all the aspects not only related to pre-production but also the distribution channels, overall investments, promotions, launching etc.
There are a variety of options while choosing the book publishing package online based on the author's need and budget.

1. Publishing via Traditional publishers

There are many traditional book publishers in India who follow a different set of guidelines although some core instructions are common.
In most of the cases, you may need to submit the manuscript and then wait for them to reach out in the case of selection. They may not contact you in the case of rejection.
Even if your manuscript has potentials, you may experience rejections in many cases which may let you wait for around 4 to 12 months in many cases.

Some of the popular authors who faced multiple rejection by traditional publishers are are Agatha Christie (more than $2 billion book sales), J. K. Rowling ("Harry Potter"), C. S. Lewis ("The Da Vinci Code"), Paulo Coelho ("The Alchemist"), Vladimir Nabokov ("Lolita"), Audrey Niffenegger ("The Time Traveler's Wife"), Yann Martel ("Life of Pi") and there are many more.

Many new authors lose hope because of the difficulty and time involved with publishing via traditional publishers. Sometimes, it may take years. After spending long waiting time, many authors quit writing or find out the route for 

Publishing through traditional publishers directly can be a good option if you already have been proven yourself as a writer.

3. Self-Publishing Directly

The author can self-publish the book. No agent or other third party assistance will be needed in that case. But the author must be having end-to-end skill-set to cover all the aspects of pre-production and post-production activities.
Although if the author has the genius to have aesthetic, technical, marketing skills and knowledge along with the core writing skills, he can invest his time and money while doing everything himself/herself.
This is like learning the skills to design and build a car just to move from Calcutta to Cochin.

It is rare but we have seen 
Raise of Amish as a self-publishing author who decided to self publish and win the market. But in the process, he himself got transformed from author to an institution. 

If you have time and money to reinvent the wheel, this can be a very good start. And if you can connect the dots with perfect timing, you may experience success like Amish.