Self-publishing feels overwhelming. So many places to start. Multiple options to upload various file types. They don’t all match. Several distributors and combinations of distributors and social media blast options. It’s difficult to know where to begin.
Each section of this workbook goes into detail about everything you need before you reach the destination’s internet page. Step one covers an indepth look at nine distributors. The cover page for each highlights the major points later broken into individual worksheets. Step two goes into more detail about the pre-launch and post-publishing marketing aspects among several platforms. The Book Listing Newsletter sites picks a few sites to cover. More come and go every day. It gives a general idea of what you need prepared to use them. The last major section covers information about direct sales. This is something some authors look forward to, and others dread. It’ll give you a list of points to remember for each one.
This group of checklists aims to help you organize your plan. Of course, it can’t cover every option out there. They are constantly changing. Use these lists as a guide on your publishing and marketing journey.
Worksheets can be printed and updated for each project, or kept in a binder to refer to on all stages of the process: before, during, and after publication.
This book includes a link (in the back) to download an Excel spreadsheet full of data to help you connect all of this information into a practical process.
Step 1: Publishing Distributors
Barnes and Noble
Step 2: Publishing Checklist
Book Listing Newsletter Sites
Appendixes of printable worksheets
April D Brown’s fascination with history, science, and social science lead her on a quest to uncover forgotten societal mythology. New solutions to old queries will be uncovered in the future, through studies of the past. Her novels and novellas, while adventures, are written in a more classical style, without extreme action, romance, or violence. Characters think before they act. Sometimes, this leads to trouble.
Her nonfiction is often written at the request of others. Gluten (and allergy) free cookbooks, include tips for tricks for people with multiple common disabilities, including poor memory, low vision, and limited dexterity. Journey Through Life Lists was written at the request of friends with serious memory loss planning their future, and desperate to remember their past. VoiceOver with the Brailliant Braille Display was designed for personal use, when there was no written manual for learning to use a screen reader for the first time as a middle-aged adult.
The clear path April D Brown dreamed of as a child had roadblocks no one could foresee. Of those, the loss of memory caused far more concern, than the loss of hearing and vision. Deafblind and doing fine, most of the time. After all, vision, and hearing, can be internal, as well as external. With the help of her husband, cats, and dogs, she wanders along the path that unfolds slowly before her. The one she tried to push away as a teen. Writing doesn’t come as easy now as then. Though, it seems far more impactful. Full of hidden vision, wonder, and forgotten sounds and odors.
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