How Publishing Your Book is Just Like Baking a Cake

//How Publishing Your Book is Just Like Baking a Cake

How Publishing Your Book is Just Like Baking a Cake

Publishing your own book is a lot like baking—there are many ingredients you need to get just right for your book (or bake) to turn out perfectly.

  1. Measure Your Ingredients (Create a timeline of book printing goals)
    • Much like when you’re getting ready to bake a cake, there is a lot to prepare when it comes to getting your book ready for print. You’ve got to plan time for rounds of editing, cover design, interior layout formatting, choosing paper weights, colors, and cover specs, among other things. Each of these ‘ingredients’ will take a certain amount of focus and time to complete, so it’s best to map out an estimated timeline of how long each of these ingredients or steps will take to pull your book together.
    • Specifically for printing with Tasora Books, you’ll need to have two print-ready files for us. One is your cover file, and the other is your interior file. For the full rundown of what you’ll need to send us to print your book, check out our print-ready file requirements.
    • The technical details can become a bit overwhelming for new authors, but you can always talk to one of us if you have any questions. We can answer questions about the printing process, book specification details, timelines, or what it takes for your manuscript to be considered ‘print-ready’. Just fill out this form or send an email to contact@tasorabooks.com.
  2. Time to Bake (Printing)
    • How long does it take to print a book, really? Well, that depends on what you order. As you can imagine, hardcover books take a bit longer than paperbacks because of the extra technical aspects of binding a hardcover. It typically takes two weeks to print a standard paperback order, whereas a hardcover can take 6 to 8 weeks.
  3. Enjoy (Sending out copies of your books to fans)
    • The best part of baking anything at all is getting to eat it. We don’t recommend eating your book, but in staying with the spirit of the book printing as baking, it’s important to enjoy the enormous accomplishment you’ve just checked off your list. And what better way to enjoy a success of this magnitude than to share your book (or your bake!) with friends, family and fans? Relish in this moment and really take in all you’ve accomplished—you deserve it.
    • Make sure you take lots of really nice, professional photos of your book to share on social media to promote the book. Use a few hashtags too—#indieauthor, #selfpub, and #tasorabooks to name a few.
By | 2017-09-08T14:39:43+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Categories: Publishing|Comments Off on How Publishing Your Book is Just Like Baking a Cake