How to Get Your Book Published in 7000 Easy Steps – A Practical Guide

STEP 12: THE TIP SHEET

At this point in your publishing journey, dear readers, you may be wondering when things are going to actually start happening with the book itself.   Granted, the cover is underway and you are no doubt still fumbling around with your website and blog, but you may naturally begin to speculate as to what exactly is […]

March 22nd, 2016|How to Get Your Book Published in 7,000 Easy Steps|

How to Get Your Book Published in 7000 Easy Steps – A Practical Guide

STEP 11: YES, YOU REALLY DO NEED A WEBSITE

You should now, dear readers, be turning your attention to the creation of the dreaded website, or the serious revamping of one should it already feebly exist somewhere.

You may be asking yourselves at this point what you possibly need a website for, as you have absolutely nothing to put on it except perhaps a photo […]

March 15th, 2016|How to Get Your Book Published in 7,000 Easy Steps|

How to Get Your Book Published in 7000 Easy Steps – A Practical Guide

STEP 10: THE COVER CONTINUES

Dear readers, while you are swirling around in what is surely your depressed miasma regarding social media and your potential blog, trying desperately to figure it all out, the publisher will probably choose this moment to send you the first stock photos/mock-ups for the cover, as if you weren’t already confused enough.

At this juncture it […]

March 8th, 2016|How to Get Your Book Published in 7,000 Easy Steps|

How to Get Your Book Published in 7000 Easy Steps – A Practical Guide

STEP 9: WHY YOU NEED A BLOG

Dear readers, you cannot imagine how much time and energy I wasted fighting the idea of a blog.  Spare yourself this misery and learn from me and just agree to do one.  Ironically, thousands of blogs exist out there explaining why writers should have a blog.

But here are the real reasons:

It lets your readers, or […]

March 1st, 2016|How to Get Your Book Published in 7,000 Easy Steps|

How to Get Your Book Published in 7000 Easy Steps – A Practical Guide

STEP 8: SOCIAL MEDIA 101

The first thing the publicist will do upon being hired is to begin an uncomfortable conversation regarding your social media platform, or lack thereof, which is more than likely the situation or you wouldn’t be reading this Guide in the first place.

In my case, this was absolutely the truth; I came to the table armed […]

February 23rd, 2016|How to Get Your Book Published in 7,000 Easy Steps|

How to Get Your Book Published in 7000 Easy Steps – A Practical Guide

STEP 7: HOW TO CHOOSE A PUBLICIST

Having hopefully proven to you how very important it is to secure the services of a publicist, this week I will provide some helpful tips on how to possibly wade through the vast vista of possibility that exists out there.

It may seem that we are spending an inordinate amount of time on the publicist question […]

February 16th, 2016|How to Get Your Book Published in 7,000 Easy Steps|

How to Get Your Book Published in 7000 Easy Steps – A Practical Guide.

STEP 6: THE PUBLICIST AND INGRAM

Last week I explained why it is so crucial – if you can possibly afford it – to hire a publicist, leaving you dangling at the secret reveal that the publicist and Ingram are intimately intertwined.  Hopefully I haven’t left you too breathless and you’ve had enough time to recover from the shock to now […]

February 9th, 2016|How to Get Your Book Published in 7,000 Easy Steps|

How to Get Your Book Published in 7000 Easy Steps – A Practical Guide.

STEP 5: ENTER THE PUBLICIST

If you paid careful attention to the introductory materials or even mildly skimmed the author handbook, you should have by now at least heard of the concept of a publicist.  But, like me, I fear you may have subconsciously passed over this bit, telling yourself that you didn’t need to read this part.

Well, sorry to […]

February 2nd, 2016|How to Get Your Book Published in 7,000 Easy Steps|

How to Get Your Book Published in 7000 Easy Steps – A Practical Guide.

Step 4: THE COVER BEGINS

The next thing your publisher will most likely send you is a “Cover Memo,” which isn’t really a memo at all, but rather a big long document that you have to complete so that the art director and her team can begin designing.  This seems exciting – and it is! – but a little daunting, […]

January 26th, 2016|How to Get Your Book Published in 7,000 Easy Steps|

How to Get Your Book Published in 7000 Easy Steps – A Practical Guide.

Step 3: BEGIN TO CREATE BUZZ FOR YOUR BOOK

The next thing your publisher may or may not forward to you is a webinar or some other such thing about “buzzing” your book. (This seems relatively innocent, but it is actually your gateway into hell, otherwise known as marketing and promoting, so be alert!)

In my case, this thing sat in my inbox for several […]

January 19th, 2016|How to Get Your Book Published in 7,000 Easy Steps|