How to Write and Self-Publish Your Own Book for Your Home Business

Self publishing your own book will position you as an expert in your field, make you money from book sales as well as promote other products and services that you offer your clients through the credibility you achieve by being an author.

So today, going straight to business, I am going to show you just how to do that – Self-Publish Your Own Book and Make Money from it!

1. What will you write?

Write about something you know about, for example, weddings, events, home decoration and pregnancy. Then choose a specific topic in this area, based on our previous examples below, African Weddings, Corporate Events, DIY Home Décor and Nutrition in Pregnancy.

Make sure you choose an attractive title that will pull in your prospective readers, that is, your specific target market, for example, “How to Re-decorate Your Home Yourself for £500 or less!!!”

Also check out similar titles to your book and take a look at the style of writing, formatting, number of pages and book size.

2. Paperback or eBook: Decide what format you would like to publish your book in, such as paperback (physical book) or as an eBook. Amazon Kindle (digital format)

For Physical books, you can use a Print -on-demand service such as Lulu. You can print as little as 10 books and as many as you like. If printing a large number of books, it is cheaper to use the traditional offset printer services (it is not advisable to print a large number of books as a first-time author. Stick to about 100 books or less).

With a digital book, you will not need to do any printing, simply format to the acceptable version such as PDF or Amazon Kindle’s format.

You could also make your book available on Audio as an Mp3 file.

3. Design and Formatting: Hire a Graphic Designer to design your Book cover in order to have a professional finish – especially for physical books.

For eBooks (digital books), you will also need a digital cover (eBook cover) to advertise your book on your website and other websites such as Amazon Kindle, Lulu and Blurb.

You may choose to edit and format your book yourself, enlist the help of family or friends or go to sites such as Elance or 0Desk where you can get a professional to do this for you at a low price.

4. Publish Your Book! Get an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) in order to identify your book (You will not be able to sell your Physical Book on Amazon without an ISBN). The cost for 10 ISBNs is about £90 pounds but you can get a single one from ISBN resellers.

Upload your Book for Sale on your website, Amazon, Lulu, Click Bank and anywhere possible.

5. 3 Ways to Market Your Book:

a. Send a message to your email list, family and friends letting them know about your new book and telling them where they can buy it from.

b. Use Social Media to promote your book by “Tweeting” about your Book and “Talking” about it on Facebook. You could also create a page for your book on Facebook where people can “Like” it.

c. Put excerpts of your book on your blog/website, article databases and book communities such as Wattpad, Kindle Boards and Good Reads with a link to where people can buy the full version!!!

All the Best with your New Book and Congratulations in advance!!!

Home Computer Armoires: What You Need to Know

Do you need a computer armoire? If so you have a small variety of armoires you can choose from.

The amount of room you have in your home will dictate the size of the computer armoire you decide to purchase.

Since there are a variety of similar desks, it’s in your best interest to consider desks that are related in style to computer armoires.

You can choose from the following type of home office desks…

* Standard Computer Armoires
* Corner Computer Armoires
* Compact Computer Cabinets
* Office Centers
* Secretary Desks
* Laptop Armoires

You’ll find that there are pros and cons to each desk, depending on which one you decide to go with.

What Size Armoire Should You Get?

Although many computer desk armoires look alike, it’s important to note that most vary in width and height. So paying attention to the dimensions of the desk you’re interested in purchasing is important. Never rely solely on a photo to determine the size of the armoire you’re interested in. Most photos are deceptive and don’t provide an actual lifelike view of the desk. In fact, you’ll find that many office armoires look much taller than they actually are in person. So it’s never a waste of time to copy the measurements of the desk you’re interested in order to understand the actual size that it is.

What are the Different Types of Computer Armoires?

You can look forward to several other desks besides basic computer armoires. The different types are: compact office cabinets, corner armoires, large office centers and laptop armoires.

Compact office cabinets are just smaller versions of office armoires. You can hide almost everything in a compact office cabinet with the exception of the monitor. Instead it sits on top of the desk in plain sight for all eyes to see.

I’m sure you guessed what corner armoires are. That’s right, an computer desk armoire made specifically for fitting in the corner of a room. There are many out there in spite of the fact that there is probably a relatively large demand for them. So if you can’t find one that works for you, you can insteand position your basic computer armoire in a corner by angling it. It may take a bit of work and it won’t save as much space but it’s a good alternative.

Office centers are armoires on sterioids. In short, they’re large armoires that will take care of almost all of your home office storage needs. You can storage anything from books, office supplies, equipment to file documents in them. Next there’s laptop armoires which could also be thought of as secretary desks. Depends on how you look at it. These desks focus solely on help you store your laptop and smaller miscellaneous items behind closed doors.

However, it should be obvious that although laptop armoires fit within the category of secretary desks, it’s common to find a good selection of secretary desks that cater to both laptops and desktops. Yet the difference between secretary desks and computer armoires is that oftentimes secretary desks store office supplies and computer armoires store office supplies and office equipment.

Discount Armoires

If money is a problem, you can do a search for cheap armoires. The best places to check are Walmart and Amazon. Also don’t rule out looking locally for a used one through Craiglist or the Freecyle website. If you prefer something new and want to consider all options, head over to Google Shopping to find the cheapest options available on the web.

Small Armoires

If space is an issue there are desks geared toward small spaces. For space saving advantages, you’ll want to focus your attention on the following type of desks: compact office cabinets, corner armoires and laptop armoires. Secretary desks may also work, but keep in mind you won’t be able to store most of your office equipment in them. One great place to check is Home Decorators Collection. They provide a unique selection of computer amoires, compact office cabinets and secretary desks to suit your needs.