Here I am at last

img_1306It’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?

Good Gracious!

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.

Published by Glennis Browne (Annie Browne)

New Zealand author, blogging and researcheing family trees. I write fiction ally about historical families, focusing on the challenges, social issues and indiscretions that caused major disruptions in ancestors lives. My aim is to create realistic reality by bringing greater understanding to our generation. Follow The Journeys of the Fortune Seekers Series of novels written by Annie Browne. Book 4 underway. I also write as Glennis Browne.

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