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Day 31 - Success

Posted by sylvanuskent on October 31, 2014 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Step / Day 31. Well that is it. Your month is done – eBook hopefully published and being snapped up. What next? - Tomorrow is another month.

 

Maybe you have already got ideas or started on your next book or maybe you just need a little downtime to enjoy and gloat on your new found fame.

 

Once you have your readers try to keep them and build them and talk to them – they are your springboard to the success of your next eBook. They are your soundin...

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Step / Day 30 - getting your message to the world.

Posted by sylvanuskent on October 30, 2014 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Step / day 30 – Marketing the outside world

 

Now you are a published author, and all your friends and family know and are spreading the word for you you need to reach out to the world.

 

You will find lots of promo ideas out there e.g. Free days Offers – free downloads – book clubs. Word of mouth. Feedback – reviews. Business Cards, fliers & posters.

 

Kindle and Smashwords offer the opportunity to have free downl...

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Day / Step 29 - Readers

Posted by sylvanuskent on October 29, 2014 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Step / Day 29 - Marketing friends and family and those around you.

 

Congratulations – you have done it! Published your eBook

 

Hopefully your submissions to Kindle and / or Smashwords have been accepted. You may need to do some tidying up or adding ISBN numbers etc. but predominantly you should be there or there about.

 

If you do get any problems read them carefully and try to do what is suggested bu the publisher. They will have rea...

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Day 28 Publication day

Posted by sylvanuskent on October 28, 2014 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Day / Step 28 Publishing day

 

This is the day you have been dreaming of. The day the world will be able to get your eBook.

 

Set aside some quiet time – maybe up to an hour. Be prepared for some failures & resubmissions during the actual process – Kindle and Smashwords have significant checking robots in place so you may need to reformat your work a little and resubmit it. This is good practice so don't get too annoyed.

 

Be ...

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Day / Step 27 Formats and assembly ready for publication

Posted by sylvanuskent on October 27, 2014 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Day / Step 27 Formats and assembly ready for publication

 

Outcome at the end of this phase – Everything ready for your submission

 

Ensure all chapters are in one document for submission

 

Standard typeface e.g.

 

No headers / footers

 

create jacket blurb and long synopsis in your Brief document to keep it all together

 

follow the publishers rules regarding length of descriptions et...

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Step / Day 26 - Getting it all together to publish

Posted by sylvanuskent on October 26, 2014 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Step / Day 26 Getting the final parts together.

Outcomes at the end of this step

A clear understanding of publishers requirements – A mind on a cover design – Table of contents / index

Depending on where you are publishing it is likely that the publishers will have rules. These are generally similar. Make sure you carefully read the publishers rules. Kindle and Smashwords both have detailed online guides on formatting etc. Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is a good...

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Step - Day 25 Time to Publish

Posted by sylvanuskent on October 25, 2014 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Step / Day 25 – It's time to enter the publishing phase.

Where to publish

There are many choices. Some I use are Kindle Direct Publishing and Smashwords. I like Kindle because it is so accessible and well known to all.

I like Smashwords because it helps you to format better and gives you a free ISBN number for your book and provides multitudinous different formats for your book.

I will generally publish on Smashwords first and once the manuscript is ...

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Day / step 24 The final review

Posted by sylvanuskent on October 24, 2014 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Day / Step 24. The final review - You are about to enter the publishing phase – This is your last step of the review - make sure you well and truly review your book and know and learn from your mistakes

 

Outcome of this stage – A completed bright shining & flawless manuscript.

A few questions to ask yourself

Does the plot make sense?

Are there any plot holes? Where do things break down?

Do the characters fit within the plot? Where do...

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Day / Step 22. Ask for help friends relations and proofreaders.

Posted by sylvanuskent on October 22, 2014 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Day / Step 22. Ask for help friends relations and proofreaders.

Outcomes expected from step 22 - a wider audience and critique.

 

Do this as soon as you feel the manuscript is ready for it's first airing. Choose people you trust and those who will give you honest but also kind constructive criticism.

 

If you feel strong enough then ask people who are very honest although please accept that they are giving their opinion and don't get too downhearted. T...

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Day / Step 23. Review and review again

Posted by sylvanuskent on October 22, 2014 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Day / Step 23. Review and review again

 

Outcomes expected from step 23 - A well proofread manuscript

 

– multiple rounds of editing – you will be a published author within a week so get it right from the start otherwise your prime first edition audience may be disappointed and your brilliant book will be let down by your editing process.


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