I want to Write a Book and have it PublishedI' d like to write a book and have it published.
Create AND post your e-Book in 7 working nights
Want to create an email cookie but still find yourself frightened by the whole thing? I wanted to compose and release a work for years, but I postponed it because it just seemed too difficult. Sure, I could type the goddamn thing, but I didn't know how to format, release or design a covers, and I definitely had no clue how to do it.
I' ve also had many different books and I felt overpowered that I only had to select one to become a real one. Instead of exchanging my thoughts with the rest of the planet, I kept them in my mind where no one could see them, paralysed by the worry that my novel would just never work.
As the year drew to a close, my omnipresent intention to "write a book" was still on my schedule (as always, year after year). Looking eagerly at my long listing of books, I asked myself if a fast publication would be possible. As the year ended (that was about a weeks before Thanksgiving), I knew I didn't have much to do.
When I wanted to release this thing, I had to do it quickly (like in a months time or less). So I wrote, formatted and published my iBook in one weeks time. Today I will tell you exactly what I did to make this possible, so that you too can get this concept out of your mind and into your next work.
Remark: While this timetable worked for me, every author is different. You will want to make sure everyone is interested before you start writing your work. I used Coach for my iBook to quickly create this pre-sale Landing Page that summarizes my project (an iBook about the transition from full-time to freelance) and the date of release (December 9, 2016).
Remark: Before the page was published, it had a different copy about the page and when it came out - now that the page is online - I turned it into a "free chapter" leadscape-page. The e-mail registration was an easy way for them to sign up to be alerted when the product was available for sale, which enabled me to create a powerful customer base before I even started writing a full section.
I had a pre-sale landings page that enabled me to create a powerful customer listing before I even began writing a series. Having promoted the landings page a few time before the sales, I felt that I had a good crowd to move forward with the eBook notion. Next I launched a Google Doc, where I began to sketch my books in chapters.
At the beginning, your design should be quite relaxed as you are just trying to get the idea out of your mind and into an achievable one. Concentrate on discarding as many "chapter ideas" as possible and make sure that they are organized in a meaningful way. While you are recording more and more section content, some subjects can be an occasion to summarize certain subjects into parts or paragraphs at ?this
Here is what my silhouette looks like after I started cutting together chapters: Next, I sent an email to the guys who registered from my landings page before the sales (and some guys off the mailing lists I knew were interested in the book) to ask for their comments and suggestions. You want to gather pertinent issues from your client pool to ensure that you include material that interests them and (2) you want your clients to get the feeling that they are engaged and part of the creation lifecycle (e.g. - -?receiving an exclamation in the book, etc.).
Subject to your audiences, you can get 1 reply or 20 ?all-?all, which matter, is you are engaging your audiences and taking their feed-back into account. Remark: I called out" Stephanie had a Q to Q, A, B, A...." at the end of the textbook and at the end I added a section" Thank you" to thank everyone who inspires the text or asks it.
Finally, while you are converting your work into a print-ready file size (I'll talk about it a few paces further down), I would suggest that you write the first drafts in a Google Doc. The use of Google Docs (or some kind of back-up authoring software) is especially important if you want to view an older release while you' re typing, or if you accidently erase a section while you' re reformatting your eBook (this is what I did at ?).
Well, this 2-day period can differ from individual to individual according to how long your work is ("and how fast you write"). I' ve chosen a weekends (one weeks before the start date promised) and have devoted every minute to letter. I' ve chosen a weekends (one weeks before the start date promised) and have devoted every minute to letter.
Using this methodology I have finished 22 chapter (114 pages) in basically 2 working day (Saturday and Sunday). Now I am a professional author and I am writing very fast, so I can't guarantee that this will work for every individual and every type of books (it has also help to post about a subject that I am unbelievably enthusiastic about?-?this will also apply to you).
So here is what I would recommend: select a date (or a certain amount of your schedule, like fixing a few hours) and try to type a section of your textbook (I would select the prolog or something on the simpler page). So here is what I would recommend: select a tag and try to type a section of your text.
While you are typing, period of how long it will take from beginning to end, so you can get a good picture of how long it will take to complete a section. If you have a good feel for your timings, you can now choose a suitable typing plan to make sure you complete your script on a timely basis (for example, if you need a 5 section per page and your script has 15 sections, you know that you need at least 3 sections to get it done --a week-end and an additional section would be perfect for this scenario).
When you publish your own work, the most difficult part of the process of composing will not be to write, but to work on. When you work on the script yourself, most of the work goes into re-reading and re-reading the goddamn thing over and over again to cut out superfluous contents, expressions and grammar mistakes.
So if your volume contains 50-100+ pages, I would suggest to work on it in pieces or continuously over several working hours (e.g. begin on the 5th and finish on the 6th and 7th day). You may also find that certain sections should be discarded, merged, or you may need another section at all.
It will take extra elapsed and I suggest that you begin processing on day 5 but proceed to the point at which you do it. I would strongly advise you if you have the luxuries of employing an editorial staff (or you have a VERY good-hearted friend) to go this way so that you can concentrate on your typing (+ the finishing touch to your book), as opposed to looking for fake comas.
When you are looking for a journalist, I can give you a suggestion for someone (just give a short note below if you are interested) or you can engage an author about Reedsy. but I' m not a fashion artist (although I have an ham arts blogs where I make maps, comics, etc.).
Therefore, the creation of the eBook eCover was one of the most daunting parts of this whole procedure. Not all this work to write a textbook just to be ashamed of an unsightly dustjacket. Then I had a talk with the Marc Master/eBook writer Justin Jackson, who advised me to try Canva for my eBook album.
I' m not kidding: My eBook sleeve cost me less than an hours (maybe even 30 minutes). Well, I'm not saying my eBook artwork or anything else, but given my finite digitally designed capabilities, Canva gave me exactly what I needed to do the work ( and quickly).
If you want to create your own eBook artwork, just go to the "eBook artwork" section of the graphic collection, find a theme you like, and customise it with any text and visual. I think if you ever thought about composing a textbook, the issue of "how to reformat it" may have crossed your minds (and scared me a whole bunch in my case).
When you' re new ('as I was not so long ago), you either have no clue how to do this, or you're just considering weird things like manual (and tedious) reading your books into a keyboard note or something similar. There is an incredibly simple (and FREE) way to reformat your whole volume (with paragraphs, chapter, page numbers, index, etc.) named Reedsy.
Inserting contents from your Google Doc (or wherever you have written your first draft) into Reedy's eBook Designer is the most difficult part of the entire "formatting process". The Reedsy Editors looks like this when you have inserted your content: It' s taken some patience (at least a whole days and maybe more, according to how long your work is), but I pledge that it's definitely a worthwhile experience to use this FREE servic.
Once you're done with your eBook, all you have to do is customize the preferences (e.g. - ?you - your eBook artwork, your exportstyle, the kind of files, copyrights, etc.) and ?you-?you is a G.D. writer. Maybe you are exporting your definitive release just to find more spelling mistakes (don't worry, you just have to go back in, process and reexport).
I did this about 5-10x (or more, I dropped count) because I kept locating mistakes (another excuse to just hiring an editor, haha). One other thing: In some of my sections I would do something like "we'll discuss this subject in section 17, jump ahead to reading this part," but towards the end of the work, I ended up reordering a cluster of sections and then had to go back and examine for those cases where I mentioned a now wrong prospective section (so annoying).
These are just two of many, many things that can go awry if you are about to quit your e-book. The point is, just give yourself a little more free space for unforeseen problems so that you are able to start on schedule. The point is, just give yourself a little more free space for unforeseen problems so that you are able to start on schedule.
As soon as I had my FINAL eBook, I released it through Reedsy (in a single email and email file), and loaded it onto Coach so I could resell it (Coach makes it really simple to resell my eBooks, my on-line course, etc - plus, I work for them, making it even simpler ?).
Here is a view of my last sale page (complete with picture, pricing, description, chapters, review and FAQ) - you can see the full video here: In only 7 working hours I have written, edited and released my e-book. Simply adhere to the above timetable (and customize it as you need it) and I pledge your e-book will be finished!
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