Gearing up to release

I'm super excited to release my first book - but I thought I'd give you a little behind the scenes on what that means.

The pre-order is up, but I'm still editing the manuscript (in the last third as of date of publishing).

Here's what's on my to-do list:

Finish editing

Decide what advertising graphics I want and relay that information, plus text, to my cover designer

Finalize blurb

Write details for the copyright page

Write endmatter

Set up pre-order for book two (so can link in endmatter)

Format the paperback in Vellum (can maybe get wife to do this step) and give paperback details to cover artist so she can give me the wraparound cover design

Upload paperback to Amazon and set to release

Order author copies of the paperback

Set up a newsletter

Write and edit bonus story to give as a freebie to newsletter peeps

Distribute ARCs for reviews

Draft text and graphics for author takeovers

Write some blog posts to promote the book

and probably some other stuff I've forgotten. Oh, I also need to cook food, eat it, do laundry and generally have a life as well... Phew !
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Published on June 11, 2019 13:55 Tags: author-life, behind-the-scenes, self-publishing, to-do
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