A-Z of Publishing: Be Prepared Before You Publish

wam01lbgBe Prepared is great advice. Publishing a book is not just a matter of sitting down at your computer and typing lots of words. Much like building a house, you have to give some serious thought to the planning of your book.

It is a great idea to buy a notebook and make a quick summary of your information. Use a separate page for each chapter and outline the stories you will tell, the quotations you may use and whatever else fits in. This will help you to avoid repeating yourself and confusing the reader. Carry it around with you and build your blueprint.

When you sit down to write your book, it will be that much easier and will definitely beat staring at the blank computer screen and wondering where to begin.

Fiction books often take on a life of their own, but it is still useful to have a storyboard.

Some of the necessary details you need to take care of include:

  • Opening your free publishing account with Amazon Kindle.
  • Receiving Royalties and Tax issues.
  • Preparation of your computer files.
  • Preparation of extra pages, including:
    • The Table of Contents.
    • The Foreword.
    • An Introduction.
    • Your Author Page.
    • Your disclaimer for non-fiction books.
  • Permission to use quotations (if they are longer than a sentence or two).
  • Your cover.

These are all important steps as you prepare to write and publish your book. For more information and specific details, may I recommend my Global Publishing Course? It will take you step-by-step through the process of writing, publishing and marketing your book.


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