Self-Publishing Part 7: Testing the Author’s Reaction Time—Pass or Fail

the Rising Star Board will not consider the book—end of path.

Self-Publishing Part 7: Testing the Author’s Reaction Time

These are the same question large buyers—bookstores and book clubs—ask when considering a book.

Self-Publishing Part 7: Before the Good Things Start, Unexpected Tasks

That deadline was in seven days: A week to submit a complete marketing analysis and plan.

This was completely unexpected.

Self-Publishing Part 6: The Judgement

We will not move the project until we hear from you in order to make sure we have the correct version.

Committed—Self-publishing Part 5: Last Stop Before the judgement

Next edit is the final stop before the reading that will either recommend the book to the Editorial Board for acceptance into the Special Recognitions program with an Editor’s Choice designation—or not.

Going it Mostly Alone: the Publishing Path of *A Perfect Blindness*

But not in the way Developmental Editor suggested. Nor in a way anyone could have imagined.

Going it Mostly Alone: the Publishing Path of *A Perfect Blindness*

at the same time as cutting out 25 plus percent of the text, all in a book I felt completely burned out on.

Going it Mostly Alone: the Publishing Path of A Perfect Blindness

ended by suggesting a ‘book doctor’.

Going it Mostly Alone: the Publishing Path of A Perfect Blindness

I was burned out on it. I had several other ideas I wanted to move on to.

Going it Mostly Alone: the Publishing Path of A Perfect Blindness

this forces a gut check: a clear eyed evaluation of the writer’s true commitment and the book’s realistic possibilities of selling enough copies to, at least, break even.

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