You’ve read Introductory Acts and What Writer’s Need. Next step is Writers’ Expertise. It is a joint effort from several professionals to put together a final project.
Below are a few tips to keep in mind when you get to this stage.
- Websites are not mandatory, but they are beneficial.
- Your editor will become your best pal.
- Publishers – research what avenue you want to pursue.
- Small Press
- Cover art that pops.
- Formatting needs to be neat and professional.
- Branding lets readers identify with who you are.
- Promoting your image with the author world.
- Marketing your books to readers.
Websites, social media, editors, publishers, cover artists, formatters, etc. This is a beginning list of professional services you need to get familiar with. You can do some of these tasks yourself. Make a list of your skills and work from there. Everything else, you will need to hire out. Search the internet, ask for referrals, make contacts on social media to find someone that understands your vision. Before making a commitment to someone, talk or chat with them so there is an understanding of what you are looking for. And take recommendations. My indie book cover artist recommended the formatter to me. The connection worked knowing they already had an established relationship in the book world.
I hope these tips help you. Over the next several weeks, I will put together a Quickie Sheet to offer you. I am here to share my experience with you so your journey can move along smoothly. If you have any questions, please contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Till next time – Taylor