I just stumbled upon this website called Curiouser Editing. (A curious title that I have no idea how to pronounce, curiously.) They’re a team that help with book development, editing, consulting, and self-publishing services.
On their blog, they’re offering a FREE Pre-Publishing Checklist PDF for authors. (Score! If you’re an aspiring author, I highly recommend checking it out.) I immediately subscribed and downloaded the ebook, and BOY, am I in for a ride.
This is going to be one of the hardest things I ever do, I can already tell.
Just check out the table of contents for the ebook:
- Pre-Pre-Publishing Checklist
- Prepare a Promo Kit
- Copyright & Such
- Choose an Editor
- Find Your Target Audience
- Set Up Social Media
- Set Up an Email List
- Pre-Marketing Part One
- Research Self-Publishing Platforms
- Rock Your Book Cover
- Choose Your Publishing Platform
- Format Your Book
- Pre-Marketing Part Two
- Publish on Amazon
- Set Up Amazon Author Central Page
- Publish on Createspace
- Throw a Launch Party
- Promote Your Book
- Market Your Book
- One Last Thing
- Curiouser Editing’s Favorite Publishing Resources
There’s so much that goes into this process. It’s somewhat bewildering and quite overwhelming but I plan on blogging the heck out of it along the way, so… there is that 🙂
Join me for the ride, will ya?
In my next post, I’ll blog about the first things I’m going to tackle on the list and how I’m going to go about doing them. See you then!