The Self Publishing Cycle

Self-publishing is the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry; authors find it attractive for many reasons. Unlike using traditional publishing companies, self-publishing allows the author to be in control of the entire creative and selling process. Sapna Ink’s offers a wide opportunity to self-publishers without any hesitation. It provides various platforms for authors, and offers nothing less than the best!

Step one: Write

It all starts with putting down the creativity flow into words. Once you pick your genre, you just go on with the thoughts as it takes you. There may be minor hindrances like writer’s block as such. Pay no heed and power through.

Step two: Edit

Writing without editing is like getting dressed with your eyes closed, and then leaving the house without looking in the mirror. When drafting, the writer’s focus in inherently narrowed, he/she is focused on expressing the idea more and not on the colons or semicolons, pacing and stylistic consistency. Editing is as important to the vision and message of your book. Good editing will enable your book to shine and will set you apart.

Step three: Proofread

The proofreading process of self-publishing is one of the most crucial steps that should not be overlooked.  Proofreading is the last step that can enhance the author’s reputation for how hard they have worked. Quality proofreading can transform your work into a form of art. This includes changing any spelling or grammatical errors that may have been made. It also involves finding any inconsistencies within the text and verifying facts.

Step Four: Design

A design has a tremendous impact on a book’s appeal and marketability. There are two parts to your book design: the cover and the interior. Bookshops display books with their covers facing the reader. It’s the first thing a reader sees. It is the reason a customer picks up the book, particularly in a supermarket setting where every book is front facing. Even the author can be recognized not only by the letters spelled out but by the font, the style of cover, composition, the look of a series.

Step Five: Production

Once the book has been edited and designed, it will be ready to go off to the production stage. This stage will be responsible for printing and binding it and arranging for its delivery to the publisher’s warehouse.

Step Six: Distribute

Distribution has always been one of the more complex aspects of book publishing, your book must be available for readers to buy, and you’ll want them to be available through every possible channel. The power of distribution when paired with flexible pricing creates an advantageous sales combination for the self-publishing author.

 Step Seven: Publicity

Books can generate more sales if the reader can associate it with the author. Like with any business that has a brand, authors must create a brand for themselves. Having a unique book cover, producing reviews, and creating a social media profiles for your book are all effective book marketing strategies. But, when you combine them with author promotion techniques, you can achieve much more success.

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How to get rid of writer’s block.

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Writer’s blocks can happen to any writer at any point, and last a short duration to (gasp!) years. It’s important to take it in stride and not be discouraged. Take a break or do any of these other 9 things to color your thinking and find your way back.

Here are 10 ways to get your thoughts flowing and clear those blocks so that you can get to work as soon as possible.

  1. Begin tomorrow’s work today

If you’ve finished writing for the day and have ideas or a plan on what to write the next time you’re at your desk, write it down to help you get started faster tomorrow. A few sentences or points should do. This will save time and get you into that head space to begin writing without pause.

  1. Always carry a pen and notebook

Inspiration can strike at anytime. Be prepared to store your thoughts by keeping handy a pen and paper if you’re oldschoolcool, or a nifty app on your phone such as Google Keep, or OneNote. You can always return to your comfort zone later to elaborate on your thoughts.

  1. Write anything

If you’re unsure about where to start, write the first things that pop into your head, all of them. Once the initial clutter is cleared, your mind will guide you to that thread of thought you most need to follow.

  1. Voice your ideas

Telling your friends and family about your ideas and thoughts is an excellent way to stumble upon points that wouldn’t crop up in isolation. People tend to say things that mean the most to them while speaking, and is a great way to find a lead.

  1. Keep your research in order

If you’ve got multiple sources to write your next big piece, using highlighters and colorful post-its are an attractive way of grabbing your attention to things you want to come back to later. Having a pencil around to take notes as you read, is also a way of keeping your thoughts on track.

  1. Review your past writing

Losing that thread of thought can be frustrating. Re-reading past notes and the progress you’ve made so far could get you back on track.

  1. Mind mapping

When your mind is buzzing with a number of ideas, write them all down. You can figure out how to piece them together once you have them down.

  1. Practice

If you’ve just started writing, and are in need of inspiration, writing prompts are the way to go. Simply Google them and begin writing to get your thoughts moving. The more you write, the more your brain is accustomed to think creatively.

  1. Taking a break

We’ve been there where we’ve been writing for a while now, and thoughts simply don’t move. Take a break. Watch a funny video, talk to someone, or nap. Your mind needs to reboot.

  1. Work somewhere else

Grab your things and head to a different spot, be it he library, a quiet corner at work, a coffee shop, or a space with a pleasant view. A change in scenery is at times enough to jog your creativity.  

 

5 famous authors who self-published their books

A writer with a story in hand has two ways to publish his/her book: Approach a publisher, or self-publish via guidance through Sapna INK and many others currently available. While the former can be a long drawn process beginning with the acceptance of the story by a publisher, to editing to marketing and selling the final book, self-publishing guarantees your story is out in a fraction of the time, and in a form you want your book to be in. Progress in printing technology also ensures that you can print-on-demand copies of your book at an arguably good price to save resources. Self-publishing has been a platform for many now-famous writers, some of whom you might be surprised to hear started out on their own. Here’s a list of five famous authors who made their fame by being self-published authors. Breaking into the print world is no mean feat, and self-publishing has given these famous writers and many success.

1. Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Dickens took on the costs of publishing his now-beloved, Christmas Carol, the story of old and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by the ghost of his friend, Jacob Marley on Christmas Eve who encourages him to be a kinder person. The book took six weeks to first appear on shelves, and continues to be published across the world. Although he ran into printing issues at first, subsequent public readings tremendously improved popularity and sales.

2. Fifty Shades of Grey EL James

The author began his efforts at self-publishing by popularizing his work online as Twilight fan fiction. His stories quickly gained popularity, encouraging EL James to self-publish the first volume, Fifty Shades of Grey in the series.

3. Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi

Tripathi is considered to be the author of one of India’s most popular books on Shiva fiction. Not only did Tripathi invest in publishing his book after being rejected by publishers, he took admirable efforts to market his work offering initial copies of his books for free. All the books in the series are best sellers and have been translated into a number of Indian languages.

4. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

Blades of Grass is a collection of poems that depicted life, humanity and sensual pleasures at a time when such themes were unheard of. Although the initial versions of the collection of 14 poems were published by professionals, subsequent productions were handled by Whitman who revised his work multiple times over the course of his life, by editing and adding poems, pictures and illustrations to his heart’s content, concluding with 400 poems just before his demise.

5. Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

The autobiography was rejected thirty times after which Proust paid for the publishing himself. First copies of the book were an immense success and is now a considered to be a masterpiece in English literature.

Self-publishing your book gives you complete control of your work and quick results. In the past, this method put the onus of editing and marketing on the author, self-publishing companies now provide guidance on these matters. One such self-publisher is Sapna INK that provides editorial guidance, book launches and guarantees placing your work in fourteen popular stores in Bangalore, India, a technology savvy metro inhabited by the young, to bring you recognition. You can mail them at info@sapnaink.com or visit them at http://sapnaink.com/ to get editorial and publishing guidance, or self-publish your work in 7 days.

It’s Time To Write A Novel

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If you are a writer, well you are, otherwise you wouldn’t be here. But just to confirm, do you find kicking yourself for not writing while going through your daily life? Or do you wonder why you have not written the novel you just read?

If you found yourself nodding along to these signs, it’s time to write, then forget everything else and do exactly that.

Sapnaink is a Platform for Aspiring Writers Like You

Writers who want reach an audience as fast as they can and are not willing go through the laborious task of finding an agent, then a publisher, then seeing their approval and praying then for everything to fall place.

Sapna Ink assembles a team to ensure that your book has everything that is given by traditional publishers. Proofreading, cover designing, publicity – all pave the way for your book project to be successful. What is more, your book will be displayed in their retail and online stores.

There are multiple packages that you can choose from. Some packages even provide book launch events, but at a slightly higher cost.

So now all you need is to gather your writing tools, have some clarity in thought and depict all of those with your hands.

Sapna Ink – Giving Wings to Your Dreams

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Sapna Ink, a self-publishing platform constantly strives to encourage new talented writers to turn their passion into successful books. We assist them on each step and ensure a massive out in front launch. So don’t wait for the book to finish, you keep it alive!

The Fruitful Journey

The experts and professionals will guide and you through the hectic and overwhelming process of editing, proof-reading, designing & marketing.

  • Create: Forget everything else and focus on expressing your story to the masses. Sapna Ink will take care of the rest.
  • Customize: Guidance and help by our talented team will not only make the course easier, but memorable.
  • Celebrate: Publishing, launching and putting the books in both 13+ retail stores and online up for grabs…we’ll do it all.

And before you know it, violà! You’ll be established, writer.

Take a Chance with Your Dreams

Express yourself, write and write some more. Don’t let language be a barrier; Sapna Ink values talent. All languages books are published here. Come be an acclaimed author.

Leave a Mark with Your Story

We will support you till the end. From ensuring you have a smooth passage to the final product, Sapna Ink will make you a self-publisher. Your books will be made available online with one of the most promising e-commerce portals in India. So don’t stop with one book.

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Sapna Ink – Dream and It Will Be True!

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Sapna Ink is a platform where it allows the writer to become self-published by assisting them, be it amateurs or even professionals. Sapna Ink helps them launch themselves into the world of knowledge. Leading them through every phase of releasing a book like Proof-Reading, or Editing, Designing and finally Marketing the book.

Sapna Ink does all the background work, and all you’ve got to do is come up with a manuscript. Watch as Sapna helps your dreams and your creativity come to life across more than 12+ retail shops in India in the form of a dashing and an exciting new book !

A Guide

Sapna Ink also helps out many aspiring writers and dreamers by giving them helpful tips on how to be more creative or help them get in touch with famous personalities for some successful author tips and more!

Thus, this is your chance to live your dreams and make it big. Sapna Ink is definitely a gift for all writers, old and new, as an opportunity to do what they do best and bring it out in the form of a book . And thus allowing many readers across India to enjoy it!

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