Here are a handful of interesting self-publishing success stories in a recent Publishers Weekly article. I love reading real-life stories of the process people went through to write and publish their books. Right now I don’t have any plans of signing on with a publishing house, but the last sentence of the first story is what scares me:
“When administrative and distribution work became too onerous, however, Tillman was ready to find a publisher.”
Right now I’m just trying to take one step at a time, but we’ll see what the future holds!
HT: John Kremer’s Book Marketing Blog
Author Josh Harris shares How to Write a Book in 16 Easy Steps on his blog. Even though I’ve only written one book, I can totally relate to his bit of tongue-in-cheek commentary on the emotional rollercoaster of writing a book. A great little dose of reality for anyone working on a book or aspiring to write a book!
…but such is not the case. 🙂 I’ve just been so hard at work that I’ve been negligent in posting updates for the past month or so. Sorry! Here’s a quick list of some of the things I’ve been working on:
- Implementing the editors’ suggestions and marks into the final manuscript.
- Meeting with various people who are helping with the project – editors, a marketing advisor, my interior page designer, etc.
- Gathering pre-publication endorsements.
- Creating a Pajama School Fact Sheet.
- Designing a new website/blog for Pajama School (soon to be live!).
- Opening a bank account for Sibro Publishing.
- Opening a PayPal account for Sibro Publishing (I’m linking to it in case you want to make a donation to the cause 🙂 ).
- Setting up an Amazon Advantage account so that I can sell Pajama School on Amazon.
- Acquiring a business license from our city.
- Thinking and praying a lot!