If you want to start a publishing company, what do you need? I asked myself the same question when I decided I wanted to start my own publishing company. I found a smart team of humans to help me and they did most of the work. But they shared some of the basics with me. So, read on to find out what you need to do:
Do your research:
When starting, it is important to know how to set up your company legally. This can be different depending on the country you live in. Some online courses are available as well as other articles.
Pick your niche:
There are many different kinds of publishing companies. It is important to decide what kind of publishing company you want to be. We wanted to focus on children’s books and other gentle reads.
Decide on a name for your company:
Your name will say a lot about you and what you want to accomplish. Take the time to really brainstorm on this step. Once you have chosen a name you will be stuck with it! Ask close friends for their input and make sure the name you want is legally available.
Create your website:
It is important to not only choose a domain name, but to decide how you will sell and market your product. We chose Shopify for our website and online store. What other things will you make available on your website? A blog is always a good idea. Check out our blog for ideas!
Start selling books!
Once your publishing company is registered and your online store is set up, it’s time to start selling your books! We chose Philip & Phoebe as our debut book.