When preparing to set up a publishing business, there are several things you need to do.
Firstly, when preparing to set up a publishing business, you need to come up with a viable model, through which you’d be operating the business. You need, for instance, to figure out how you will be able to create publicity for the books you publish, and how you will be able to distribute the books.
Secondly, when preparing to set up a publishing business, you need to come up with adequate financing for the business. This can be through a loan, through bootstrapping, or anything else along those lines.
Thirdly, when preparing to set up a publishing business, you need to put in place a system for receiving payments. It should, for instance, be possible for you to receive payments made to you by customers using, say, the cards available at citicards.com, under a scheme where, they can go to the Citicards login page, sign in, and transfer the funds to you. It should similarly be possible for you to receive payments through PayPal, and even through checks. The idea is to ensure that you never have a customer being unable to do business with you on account of you lacking a suitable payment receiving method.