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Publishing Online or Offline requires a systematic process.

One has a number of options to achieve this, either through an online publishing company or by creating your own e-book and selling it direct, online. Alternatively you commission an offline publishing company you publish your work, or you do what this article focuses and is generally known as-"self publishing".

For online or offline publishing follow the systematic approach below:

Thoughts and Topics

The foundation of every book or publication is born out of the authors thoughts that he wishes to share with his readers or topics of interest to them. The ability to be creative or have a hot topic which is of interest is another source to which creative ideas make for a good publication. All best selling novels, books or magazine articles start with a brilliant idea.

Great ideas are gathered from real life situations that come from the work environment friends & family, social environments, movies, book clubs or other such intellectual associations. Topical political or religious subject can also command excellent interest.


Once you have gathered your thought and decided on the topic and approach you need to be prepared for the ideas flood into your mind, always have something at hand to write them down as they come to you. This is absolutely essential, there will be so many ideas germinating during your day that you will not have the capacity to remember them all.

Keep a note pad and pen with you at all times, as while you are mulling over the idea others will pop up, so you should make a note of it before more ideas make their way into your conscious thoughts. These are the ideas that come with dynamic thoughts and information which can result in a life changing paradigm shift in the readers thinking.


Illustrations are an essential part of good publications, they enhance the readers ability to quickly' absorb word pictures and digest the information provided. Various forms of illustrations can be used, diagrams, pictures, tables or even a simple sketch. The use of illustrations provides a powerful medium to clarify the meaning of subject matter.


Before having your work edited it is important that it be proof read by more than one person as it is not as refined as it could be and good proof reading will enhance the skills of the editor. The editor will have a document that is free of errors allow him to do grammatical corrections and correctly structure content. Microsoft Office Word is commonly used for editing.

Most modern computer systems are equipped with software that contains basic features to enhance content and assist first time publishers who wish to minimize expenses. If you do not have the time or feel that editing your work is complicated, you can outsource the operation to professionals. It is not that expensive and will free you up to do other things.


Rewriting seems a formidable task but as editing the manuscript has been completed; the next stage rewriting is not that difficult.
At this point, the work is more than 90% complete. The rewriting of the edited work ensures that the final presentation published is neat and free of common errors.


This final stage is reached after you have rewritten the edited work and completed all the corrections, it now ready for, publishing.

Publishing is the first step of the journey that gets your work to the world. An important part of this process requires you to get an International Standard Book Number (ISBN). This number is used to identify an individual book and its publisher.

Publishing is interesting and a lucrative stream of income depending on how the individual publisher is able capitalise the vast potential available. The strategy is to start with your thoughts and topics, the rest will follow. Many novices have self published a book or two of their works and if you have the sincere desire to do likewise, you can.