Self-Publishing Part 8: STILL preparing the book for publication

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

When I first submitted my manuscript, I had no idea this would take so long, nor be so involved. This is hard work, and not for the doubtful, nor the impatient. It’s begun to feel like dragging a slab of stone across a field, and the closer I get to the finish line, the heavier it grows until it’s infinitely heavy. Read More

Self-Publishing Part 8: Finishing Preparing for Publication

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

It’s now, at the level of Rising Star, that real institutional help kicks in. Which makes sense: the publisher finally knows it might actually make money selling the book, so they put more of their own money and time behind the book. Read More

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’.

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