Wednesday, August 3, 2011

How Do I Get There?

More and more authors are investigating the self-publishing route.  I only know a few bare bones about it, but tomorrow I'll have a guest who really knows what she's doing.  Maria Zannini will be my guest expert tomorrow.  I hope you'll visit while she shares a timeline from idea to publication.  How long does it take to do all the preparation and then get that book up on Amazon?  Maria will tell us. You'll also get a look on the book she worked so hard to produce, The Devil to Pay.

Have you self-published? How long did it take you?

5 comments:

  1. Maria's posts are always great!
    There's no formula to self-pubbing. The stories I've self-pubbed have either been previously published (which require revision and new covers and book videos before re-release) or completely new, and those received even more rigorous revisions and preparation than other stories. Self-pubbed stories, I think, are more intensely scrutinized and maybe more harshly judged, so they need to be their best. Most of mine took more than a year to finalize all the details.

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  2. Thanks for the input, Cate. I think you're right about the scrutiny. I'm reading a scifi book at the moment published by a big house and the head-hopping makes it very difficult to follow. It would never make it past our critique group.

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  3. I'll try my best to come back tomorrow, Susan, but I'll be on the road. I'd love to read this post.

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