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Publish your book online in a few simple steps

If you’re looking to publish your book online with minimal fuss, then self-publishing is probably the way to go. Here at Bookmundo, we’ve made it our mission to make the process of independent online book publishing as accessible as possible. Once you’ve created and activated your account, you can start creating your book right away by following the steps in the publication process on Bookmundo. Below you’ll find an explanation of what each of these publishing steps entails. Publishing your book has never been easier, so why not give it a go?

Setup and general information

The first step of self-publishing involves setting up some basic preferences.

Book settings
Choose the format of the book you want to publish (paperback, hardcover or eBook), the size, cover finish, paper type and whether the book will be in black & white or full colour. We offer all kinds of book formats on our self-publishing platform, giving you maximum control over both the design and functionality of your book.

An ISBN is optional, but it is needed for selling your book via third-party sales channels such as Amazon, Kindle, Kobo, and Google Books. We offer ISBNs at attractive rates.

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You can upload your manuscript as a Word, PDF or ePub file. Our self-publishing platform will then perform all the necessary checks and convert it into a printable PDF (or readable ePub). After the upload, we’ll provide you with a digital proof copy of your book for you to review.
Please note that we don’t make any changes in your manuscript, so make sure that everything looks good in your book.

Word Templates
Use one of our templates to get a quick start and give your manuscript a professional look. It contains all the pages you need.

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Publication information

In this step you need to enter a variety of information about your book such as subject, category, keywords, desired publication date and synopsis. This information will be used in our webshop, the back cover and to make it easier for people to find your book using Google search.

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The importance of this step speaks for itself: people will judge your book by its cover, as it is their first impression of your work. We provide you with two options:

Cover Designer
Our cover designer is free and easy to use, allowing you to create a professional-looking cover from scratch, even without any experience in graphic design.

Custom design
Want to design your cover without using our cover designer? We’ve got you covered! You can easily calculate the dimensions of your book and use them to create a custom cover. Don’t want to design a cover yourself? Consider hiring one of our professional cover designers to make one for a fixed fee.

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Price & sales channels

You set your own sales prices and margins. Our self-publishing platform offers a variety of integrated sales channels, and includes your own personalised webshop, direct selling via social media and/or your own website, and other online retailers.

Sales channels
Select the sales channels, such as Amazon, Kindle, Kobo, or Apple Books, along with the countries where you want your book to be published and sold.

Determine your sales price and your margin. Margins will vary based on the sales channel you choose. Want to run some numbers in advance? Use our pricing calculator!

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Review and publish your book!

Review your book
In the last publication step, we expect you to thoroughly review your uploaded files (manuscript and cover) along with all your distribution settings, e.g. sales channels and retail price. Once you’ve published your book, you’ll need to take it out of publication before being able to make any further changes.

Order and review a proof copy
Always order a proof copy before publishing. Even if you think everything looks fine,  there always seem to be a few typos or layout issues that you miss while reading on a screen; just one of the quirks of online book publishing. Another is that colours tend to look less saturated when printed. A printed copy helps you catch any remaining errors and ensures peace of mind before publishing.

Publish your book
This is the final step! Publish your book whenever you’re ready. Within an hour, it will be available for purchase in our webshop. Usually, it’ll take a few more days for your book to show up in other webshops you’ve selected, but you can always start selling directly via social media or your author website in the meantime (and this nets you higher royalties anyway).

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And that’s how we do online book publishing!

We hope this general overview has given you an idea of how to publish your book online. If you’d like to give it a go, you can easily create a free account and mess around with all the features Bookmundo has to offer. It only takes a minute and there are no costs involved.