So you finally managed to finish your book.
Good job! It’s not easy, it takes a lot of work, dedication and courage.
And now are you ready to let someone read your novel?
When should I submit my book?
There is no rule for determining the right time to submit your book to someone.
You certainly don’t have to wait for your novel to be perfect, because that will never happen.
After you’ve reviewed what you’ve written several times and let a few days pass between one review and the next, it’s time to be brave and let the world know about your novel.
Who should read my books first?
You have to choose the right people to submit your book to.
The right person doesn’t have to be the one you love, your partner, or even your father or mother. Just because they love you, they don’t express an objective opinion. Or if they express a negative opinion it could ruin your relationship.
So you should submit your book to a friend (preferably a regular reader) who will be able to tell you honestly if they liked your book or not. And if you’re so lucky to have a writer friend, they’ll also be able to give you some technical advice.
An absolutely necessary part of a writer’s equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself.Irwin Shaw
Export your novel from bibisco novel writing software
If you have used bibisco novel writing software, you have several format for exporting your novel and let the world read it:
Export your novel in PDF, DOCX, TXT
When you export your novel in PDF, DOCX and TXT you have to fill in the author name (yes, that’s you!) and the directory where bibisco will export your novel.
You can also choose whether to export the entire novel or, if you are still in the process of reviewing, only a part of it.
Starting from bibisco 2.3, you can choose to export:
- Novel and project
- Only novel
- Only project
- Narrative strands
Export in EPUB
When you export to EPUB you have the possibility to indicate all the information that will be present in your novel in ebook format:
Furthermore bibisco allows you to associate the cover image of your ebook.
You have finished your novel and now you are ready to have someone read it.
It is an exciting and scary moment at the same time: now everyone out there can read the story you’ve been working on all this time.
But you can’t stop now: export your novel from bibisco to PDF, DOCX, EPUB and keep your fingers crossed!