6 Easy Self-Publishing Steps

Self-publishing is now easier than ever with the Internet and advancements in printing technology. Morris Publishing® will help you through all the simple steps of creating a quality book and realizing your dream of becoming a published author!

The following overview will give you an idea of the steps involved in self-publishing. Complete information is available by requesting a FREE Publishing Kit.

If you have questions, contact us to speak with one of our friendly publishing consultants.

1 Choose a Binding Style

Choose a Book Format & Binding Style

Paperback covers in three binding styles are available: perfect binding (the most economical and popular style we offer), plastic coil, and plastic comb. Full-color hardcover books with upgrades are also available.

2Prepare Your Pages

Step 2: Prepare Your Pages

Prepare your pages and make decisions about paper and ink choices. Pages must be proofread, edited, typeset, and submitted press-ready.

3Prepare Your Cover

Step 3: Prepare Your Cover

The cover provides the first impression. Morris Publishing® offers many options to assist with your cover design, or you may send us a press-ready digital file.

4Determine Technical Details

Determine Technical Details

Your book may require a few technical details, such as an ISBN, bar code, or Library of Congress Control Number. Morris Publishing® provides services to help you obtain many of these items.

5Send Your Order

Step 5: Submit Your Order

Complete your Book Order Form (PDF) and any other necessary forms and material. Send your order to Morris Publishing with 1/3 of your payment. We will begin processing your order when we receive all necessary material.

6Review Your Proofs

Review Your Proofs

You will receive page and cover proofs to review and approve. Approval letters and the second 1/3 of your payment must be returned before books are printed and bound. Final payment must be received before your books can be shipped.