I am occasionally guilty of over-planning and under-executing. That said, I’m glad to have treated the business of self-publishing seriously. As we like to say these days, there are a lot of moving parts.
Back during my initial over-planning (February), I laid out the many steps of the process I saw ahead, and I put in plenty of slack time. I’ve now consumed most of that precious time. I just uploaded the Fatal Score e-book, as painstakingly modified. It’s the third such upload. I also put up the interior material for the paperback book to two sources.
Next week, the e-book goes live, though the ‘official’ launch is November 18th. I’ll be sending requests for advance copy readers during the next week.
John, A couple of thoughts.
When we talked last week, I forgot something. Doesn’t Amazon still send you a free proof copy (paperback) so you can see what it looks like before it goes live?
Also, when I put mine up on Amazon, I had some control over when it went live and how long it stayed live. Isn’t that possible anymore?
Amazon gives an electronic proof, and you can buy a physical one at cost. I probably shouldn’t have uploaded by e-book until I was within a few weeks of publishing.