Today I realize how important it is to involve other authors in the beginning stages of my self-publishing journey. I was going to only blog about my book and how to market my book but I thought – that would be silly. Why not start at the VERY beginning. That way you all can see the trials and tribulations I encounter with preparing the manuscript, doing my cover, copyright, LOC, uploading to POD, printing, distribution, eBooks….the list goes on and on. Boy it is overwhelming. I find myself constantly thinking about everything I need to do and the order I need to do them.
The first thing to think about obviously is what are you going to write about and who is going to want to read it? Well, I was a little lucky because my audience was right in front of my face the whole time. I went out and asked all my authors what their best piece of advice or selling tip would be for a new author. I received a great response from my authors and they were so supportive. So I poured over many of these responses and picked 60 for the first volume. The next blog will be about putting together my manuscript and dealing with Microsoft Word…Ugh.