Some days I’m overwhelmed with the tweaks and decisions and tweaks to the decisions needed to publish a book. Even a small children’s book.
Writing a book is hard but I’m beginning to believe the hard part is just starting once the publishing begins.
So many decisions, so many choices, and so many mistakes before a book is published. The last one I’m trying to keep to a minimum.
Editors, cover, designers, oh my.
I feel like Dorothy tiptoeing down the yellow brick road in the land of Oz.
To publish or self publish, with an agent or without? Those are the questions. (Ah the old Bard slipped in.)
If you thought the writing took forever, take a deep breath, grab a snack and settle in for the publishing and promoting.
To market, to market to sell a new book. (Getting a bit punchy.)
Getting a book “out there” is not for the faint of heart. I’m re-learning the definition of perseverance.
I’ve spent as much time reading and researching how and where to publish as I did writing the book.
Misery loves company, so I thought I’d share just a few articles in case y’all need something to read. After all, what’s a friend for?
Ask ALLi Member Q&A: Your Self-Publishing Questions answered by Joanna Penn and Orna Ross Tuesday October 27th
The 12-Step Program to Successful Self-Publishing – the talk and slide show by Susan M. Toy thanks to CHRIS THE STORY READING APE’S BLOG
Getting Published: The Basics for Book Writers by Glen C. Strathy
And these are just the tip of the iceberg!
However, at some point, it’s time to bite the bullet and let it go.
I’m almost there.
What do you think? Got any good tips on publishing?
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