My guest today, Rachael Herron, started in the traditional world, having big publishers fighting over the rights to her books. It was the deal that every author aspiring for a traditional contract hopes for, and it was for a book she wrote during NaNoWriMo. We talk about how that came about, and why she decided to head into the self-publishing world. In the second half we really get into the issue of dealing with blocks, and getting the words on the page. Show notes at: rspcast.com/Rachael.
The book’s written, its been carefully edited, proofread half a dozen times, and your cover designer has done an award winning job (well, at least you think so).
Ready to go, right? Let’s get’s get the damn thing up for sale already.
Hold your horses, their is one more step. Amazon isn’t going to accept your Word document, no matter how well edited it is…
You need your book formatted.
Following up my last course on how to build a website, by almost a year, I finally present How to Format Your Ebook. Read More
From Simon: I’m hopelessly unqualified to talk about matters relating to social media. Until I started RSP, I didn’t use Twitter, I’d not used Facebook in years, and I still don’t know what a Pinterest is. I’m getting there, but I’m far from an authority, which is another reason why it’s great to have these guest posts, I can bring on pros like Tim Lewis, who know what they are talking about, and I can sit in the corner, listen and learn… Over to Tim.Read More
Michael Sullivan is a diversely published author, having had success with large publishers, small press, and self-publishing. In this interview he brings his positive experience from all three of these sectors of the industry and tells us a bit about the benefits and drawbacks of each. We also talk about his writing process, choosing to write an entire series before publishing a single book in it, his huge success with audiobooks, and his significantly overfunded Kickstarter campaign.
From Simon: There are a few people who I go back on forth with via email regularly. John and I have been chatting on several topics for a few months, and when I announced I was opening up RSP to guest posts he jumped on board. As well as being a talented writer, he has a fantastic sense of humor, which shines through in this post about getting through blocks. Over to John…