Today’s book publishing markets allow writers to take control over their work. This does not mean your novel should look inferior to those in print by publishing companies. If you decide to self-publish, follow these tips to guarantee your work is professional.
This is a sure killer when it comes to self-publishing. Savvy readers can pick up on passive writing, which may turn them away from your book altogether.
Too many adverbs:
Those pesky “ly” words can destroy a plot faster than a deformed story arc.
Texts that leads to nowhere land:
Every sentence and paragraph should be written with a plot-driven purpose. Even dialogue should have a point, opposed to meaningless chatter.
Not so long ago, two spaces were the norm between sentences based on the characters of a typewriter. Today, one space is adequate.
A cheesy book cover:
Seek out a quality graphic designer. Look at books in bookstores to get ideas for your own cover.
What steps did you follow with your self-published book?