Self-Publishing in 7 Steps

In our approach to offer any writer the opportunity to self-publish his/her book, we follow a well-established 7 step process to ensure that you as the writer reach your set goals.

On the right you will find links to the different steps applied in this process. It is highly important that aspiring authors read and familiarise themselves with these steps. 


Step 1: Writing

Books are what self-publishing is all about. Although some writers have a gift and the talent to write, value can be added to books by understanding and applying the finer art of writing. A number of workshops are available for various writing courses and tips.

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Step 2: Editing and/or Translation

Be prepared that this step takes a lot of time and effort and can therefor be costly. Additional value can be added to the book when the editing is done by a professional linguist.

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Step 3: Typographic Layout (Typesetting)

The professional team at Groep 7 does the typographic layout in the world-renowned professional program, Adobe InDesign. This is also the first step toward publishing an e-book when the InDesign file is converted into E-Pub, which can then be converted into a secure e‑book.

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Step 4: Cover Design

The cover of a book is always very important because it will be the deciding factor whether a reader will pick it up to investigate it further, or not.

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Step 5: Printing and Binding

Digital printing has developed exceptionally well during the last few years and is therefor cost-effective to print and bind from 1 to 1 000 books per order. The suggestion is therefor to print books on a continuous basis as needed, even as few as 10 books per order!

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Step 6: Distribution and E-Books

Groep 7 can take care of the packaging, distribution and administration on behalf of authors using one of the four options listed below. An agreement needs to be completed for each book.

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Step 7: Marketing

Self-publishers market their own books and e-books, and the following are some methods used very successfully by several of our authors.

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Contact us

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