thinkinglazy

Aspiring author and random thinker

On Writing: Nearly Finished & Ready to Publish

I have finished my story, as most of the ones who read my posts know, and am currently facing a whole new bunch of issues that require addressing. For starters, the reviewing process is becoming rather tedious, yet not to an extend that would allow me to consider procrastination. I have also started designing my book cover for the only intended publishing version of my book, electronic.

However, there are a few things that I have gotten out of my way. First of all, I have decided to publish via Amazon Kindle my electronic, and only, version of the book. I have also reached a conclusion regarding the pricing of my book. My original intention was to offer the book for free, as I do not seek to profit from writing considering that my skill has not reached the appropriate level for such action. As of this moment, I decided to price it 1.99-2.99$ – namely because several sources noted that free work tends to be associated with a low quality which directly effects exposure.

As I previously posted, attempts to officially publish my first book, not the one hogging the topic of this post, did not go as I expected – namely because there is no reason for a literally agent to trust an unpublished and unknown author. This, however, did not negatively affect my resolve, but boosted my will to find alternative means of getting my work out there.

This has been another post which had only the purpose of logging my journey so far, and I hope that it would not bore you. I would finally like to offer my sincere encouragements to whoever seeks to write and publish her or his work. Do not give up, for refusals in this field are far more than reason dictates, but I believe that the few who make it are either the ones gifted in the craft, or with iron-bound resolve.

Good luck in whatever you seek, be it writing or not.

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3 responses to “On Writing: Nearly Finished & Ready to Publish

  1. Lauren June 2, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Best of luck with your book! I have published books on Amazon Kindle as well as NOOK, and with either you need to make sure you properly format your manuscript according to their weird guidelines. This is a link to an article that really helped me and helped me make sure my manuscript didn’t come out looking really distorted: http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/46-How2-FormatManuscriptForKindle.html

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  2. Lila June 6, 2013 at 2:29 am

    In a similar journey here so I can relate. This did no bore me, I’m glad you wrote this as I find it encouraging and honest.
    There’s a lot of comforts missing in the journey, but that’s the point: we’ll do our best and things usually work out for those who do. 😉

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