"So when can we buy your book?"
My book is finally ready for online publishing, my dear and patient friends.
Despite a number of false starts, and a book trailer that has been watched by 885 people (as of today) that states it will be ready for purchase eight months ago.
And of course, when I say finally ready, I mean it will be available to purchase in the next 14 days ... it has been written, has had numerous edits (by myself and others), has a cover (as seen above), has a theme song, and has even more book trailers... something tells me I just like making book trailers.
Naturally, now I have to think about such things like a website, a Facebook page, and how to take it from one in a million books, to THE one in a million book. I came up with that just as I write. Thanks. I know. Brilliant, right?
So when I said last week this is when my journey starts, what I REALLY meant to say is THIS is where my journey starts.
But I guess the lesson here is that it takes much, much longer than you expect to get a project off the ground like this - ESPECIALLY when you're taking the world on yourself, and not got a whole paid publishing and marketing team behind you. There are just so many things to do in the unseen (FYI self-publishers).
My publishing team is me. And my marketing team is my readers who
are obsessed with like my book and tell others about it. (Kind of like my blog.)
(And creatives are, well, creative with expected timelines, too. That's why publishers set the release dates and not authors, I guess.)
Anyway, I am just so so so excited about the release, I thought I'd drop you a line.
Oh, and by the way, if you like my book cover above, check out the graphic designing team that created it and their 'off-the-chart' creativity at: www.neverlandstudio.com.au