Autobiography Writing Craft
Autobiography Writing: Publishing your Story
A story should never be left untold. So once you’ve accomplished writing your autobiography the next and final step is to publish it. Leave your legacy to the world by having your life story printed on paper. Don’t know where to start? Here are some tips:
- Consider Self-Publishing. This is an ideal option whether your goal is to make your story a best-seller or you simply want to share it with friends and family. Self-publishing is the cheaper and easier alternative to the traditional way of publishing. If you’re just starting out it’s better to opt out of mass producing your book since you have to test the waters first. Self-publishing gives you the option to order the number of copies you prefer hence you can start off with only what is needed.
- Consider hiring an agent. Enlist the help of a literary agent to help you get your book published. There are agents that specifically assist in publishing autobiographies. Research the best agents offering their service and get in contact with them through a letter that contains you information about you, your book and how you want it to be marketed. When you find the right agent for you, you can then negotiate a contract and start working on getting published.
- Consider publishers. You can also opt to just directly contact publishers yourself by sending them a query letter. Find publishers that specifically cater to your book’s genre and get in contact with them. You might have to wait for a while for their response but when you successfully get a deal with one of those publishers then you’re set to go!
- Consider publishing online. This is becoming a trend in book publishing. Having your book published online is less expensive and less time consuming. You just have to find the right publishers who will assist you in the job.
Celebrate the success of your Autobiography writing by having the end product published. You’re about to share a very personal part of you so take your time finding the right people to help you share it. Your autobiography is your own original, unique and special story so celebrate it regardless of what the reception will be like.
This is the final entry of the Autobiography writing series. Now that you’ve learned how to write, edit and publish your own story, it’s time to get started on it.