Every day many very different texts are written. For example, students write texts, business correspondence is written in offices, writing is used in the private sector, job seekers write applications and authors or journalists write by profession.
However, there are also those who write texts in order to express their creativity or to record their knowledge. While many of these texts would undoubtedly fill interesting books, in most cases the authors do not translate their desire to write their own books into action.
This in turn has different reasons. While some simply do not know how to go about writing and publishing their own book, others are shying away from the long and sometimes arduous journey. Certainly, there is no universal guide to how someone can successfully write books. However, there are some tips and tricks as well as some basic steps in writing books that apply regardless of what form of book it is.
Find a publisher
It is undisputed that books are a modern medium even in times of the computer and the Internet and are indispensable. For the author, publishing his works means making his knowledge and skills available to the public. At the same time, of course, it makes you proud to see your own works on the shelves of bookstores and to hold them in your hands as a genuine, printed book.
Due to the computer age, however, it has become harder to find a publisher who publishes his own book. For the author in turn, this means that it is not only important to write good, interesting and high quality, although this is of course always subjective. Nevertheless, the author must learn the creative writing and be ready to develop continuously. On the other hand, he also needs a guide and often some tips that accompany him on his way to his own book.
Instructions for writing books
In theory, the instructions for writing books are quite simple. It all starts with writing texts. These texts then need to be revised and filed on them until a coherent overall concept emerges. This phase is the most exciting and challenging phase of writing a book, as well as the most enjoyable phase.
It makes sense to have the finished works read by another person, because minor errors or discrepancies fall to the author itself often not on. After the creative writing follows basically the commercial part. This means that the point is to market the texts by turning them into a manuscript and submitting them to publishers.
This phase requires a lot of patience, because it can sometimes take a long time for a publisher to show interest. On the other hand, the author also needs a rather thick coat and must learn to deal with criticism and rejection. The author usually carries out all further steps together with the publisher.
For example, it determines the format in which the book should appear, how it is bound, how the book cover will look like, and whether and which illustrations are planned. After that, the book can basically go to press and soon be a new release on the shelves. However, this guide only sounds so simple in theory.
Writing alone can cost a lot of time and work, as well as finding a publisher and the way from the first contact to the finished book.