Free Publishing: How Does It Work?

How does free publishing with Notion Press work?

Notion Press allows you to set up your book within 30 minutes by uploading and editing your details before you hit publish. The information you enter into the detail page will help in creating your book. You can choose to publish your book in paperback format and make exclusive choices for your book size, format, and cover design! This is perhaps the easiest and quickest way to publish your book, and all for free!

 

How to get started

To begin the free publishing process of your book simply enter your name, phone number, email address and hit ‘Publish My Book.’ You can do that right away by clicking here.

 

Enter your book details 

The first step to getting your book published is sharing important details about your book. Moreover, these details will help your publishing coach understand your book and guide you to produce the best outcome. They will also play a significant role in determining the look and feel of your published book.

 

The first page will ask you to share the genre, language and status of your book. From there, you can choose to publish your book for free using the Notion Press Platform for free publishing. 

Step 1: Book Information

 

The next page procures detailed information regarding the title, language and genre of your book. These details cannot be changed once your book is published.

You can enter your ‘author name’ which is the name that will appear on your book. Along with this, you have the option to include names of contributors such as co-authors, illustrators and editors!

Your book can fall under a variety of genres such as fiction, nonfiction, cookbook, children’s book, academic, poetry and others.

Also, if you find yourself unable to complete the procedure in one go, you can always save your details as a draft and complete the form at your luxury. 

 

 

 Step 2: Book Content Design 

 

Through a step by step guided process, Notion Press gives you the freedom to design your book’s cover and interior. This ensures your book is exactly how you dreamt it to look and feel! Consequently, it enhances the content of your book and gives a personal touch to the published book.

 

You can choose the size, interior and paper type of your book. The recommended book sizes defer from genre to genre. Notion Press gives you all the information you need to make the most suitable choice for your book. 

 

Book Interior

 

For your book’s interior, you can pick from Cream Paper and White Paper. Cream coloured paper generally complements Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry books, whereas White Paper is used for Academic books.

 

Book Finish

 

You can even decide your book cover lamination by choosing between Gloss Finish and Matte Finish. Notion Press will help you understand which is the better choice for your book but in the end, you get to make your pick.

 

Book Cover Design

 

It is time to get your creative juices flowing! Designing your own cover is perhaps one of the most exciting parts of self-publishing (apart from the sales of your book, of course!)


To get a professional-looking book cover design, choose a layout from a spread of sample layouts to begin designing your book. Design your front and back cover using a wide array of tools. Some of the default background images can be used, while also adding your own elements and pictures to the cover! Additionally, you can play with font size, font colour and make your book look extremely professional and visually appealing. 

 

These designing tools are meant to give you complete creative control over the outcome of your book. In the end, your book will look and feel exactly the way you want it to. At any point, if you feel stuck, you can always ask your publishing coach to guide you through the process.

 

Book Interior Design 

 

One of the most essential things about the interior of your book is the formatting style. This plays a tremendous role in your reader’s experience of consuming the book. But, instead of getting into the boring rules and theory of formatting, Notion Press makes the process super simple for you!

 

Depending on your book genre, you can choose from various styles of formatting. For example, if you want to publish a Poetry book, you can pick any one layout: 

You have finally reached the most thrilling step of all! Uploading your book! Your uploaded book will automatically be formatted in the layout of your choice. Pro-tip: If you have a completed manuscript, you can copy-paste your book into our writing tool. You can also use the tool to begin writing from scratch. 

 

Step 3: Distribution and Pricing 

 

For final touches in the process of free publishing, Notion Press will ask you to enter your Book Description and Author Biography. A book description is the blurb of your book which will appear on the back cover of your book and on sites such as Amazon. An author biography also appears on the back cover of your book. It lets the reader know a little about your background, qualifications and credibility. 

 

Notion Press will provide a unique ISBN for your book once your book passes through the review process. 

 

Once printed, your book will be available on all leading e-commerce platforms such as Amazon and Flipkart, along with the Notion Press Website. With Notion Press Free Publishing, you get to own full rights to your book and earn 70% royalties on each sale. At Notion Press, we aim to share stories, spread ideas, change the world! 

 

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Naqiyah Hasan

Naqiyah is pursuing a BFA in Creative Writing at Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology. She is an avid reader, writer, and book collector.

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