It’s been a while I know, but I’m onto it now.
Monday blogs is a place where I comment on interesting bits and pieces about my writing journey.
You know; those things that go wrong and later you laugh about.
Here’s the first.
The joys of self publishing 101
Two weeks ago I opened the freshly published book that I self published on Amazon KDP.
Mmm, Yes. Love the cover. All shiny and well constructed.
I opened the pages, feeling the quality, admiring the headings, and read the inscriptions. Nice.
The printing looks professional, the headings are where they should be. I turn the pages, feeling pleased with my first attempt at self publishing.
Whoops! What is this?
Why is the editing column showing in the story?
Or perhaps I said something less polite …
There’s page after page of notation by my editor:-
why has it printed?
And how come I didn’t see it when I checked out the copies before pressing ‘publish’?
There are always a good side when bad things happen
Fortunately I have only bought four copies, and I’m confident that thousands of book lovers haven’t bought their copy. Yet.
As there’s no chance of that, I reason; as pre-orders were not successfully achieved in the build up to publishing.
What has followed is …
I have completed a crash course on removing the editing column from Word. Then I republished on KDP, and now I wait with baited breath on a successful republishing confirmation.
It’s time for a long black, and I breathe in a sigh of relief, having overcome a self publishing major challenge
But there is more – lesson two will be revealed next week.
Meet you at ten.