Once again, time has flown by, and I’ve been busy.
I've spent the past couple of months investigating the self-publishing process and I’m happy to report that I have successfully navigated through the steps of writing, editing, and creating a book cover and have a new book for sale on Amazon called The Paper Trail: Useful Charts to Organize Your Writing.
Why did I go the self-publishing route? There's been so much media coverage in the past couple of years on self-publishing versus traditional publishing that I was curious and wanted to figure it all out. Plus, I liked the idea of having complete control of the project from the original idea to writing the content to editing, proofreading, designing the book cover, and actually getting it out in the world. And I admit that I like the idea of receiving more money per copy sold for this book than my cookbook, which is sold at exactly the same price. And, I didn't want to wait 9-12 months or more to get this book to print. The traditional publishing route is so very slow, what with sending query letters, waiting for responses, sending more query letters, signing contracts, etc. etc. I wanted this information available to writers right away, so jumped into the idea with everything I had.
Over the next several posts, I’ll try to outline the steps I took to get to this point. I hope you’ll follow along and if you have
any questions, please feel free to post them in the comments. I have several other books I plan to self-publish, and I’ll keep you posted on those as well.
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