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Book Update!

OMG! I am very excited to announce that my manuscript has completed the line-edit stage in record time, more than six weeks ahead of schedule. The reason why you might ask? The editor loved the manuscript enough that she couldn't stop reading it, and there was very little to edit.


Next up is the book galley which takes the manuscript and transforms it into a book. This involves type font, line spacing, title design, and even paper type. Also being done at this time is the title (I'm love my title but it needs to be approved by the Forbes Editorial Board so I have to keep the name of it hush-hush for now), cover design, inside jacket copy, and back cover copy. I was told this process could take up to four months which would bring the book completion to the end of the year.


At that point, the book is done and galley copies could be distributed. This is the time in which the Forbes marketing team works on getting the word out and focus on pre-sales. I was told this time period can be up to four months. That would put the book out in April which I think is a great time. However, like the line-edit being completed in record time, the galley could be done in record-time too and the book could launch much earlier.


If you were wondering if you should write a book and if you asked me, I would tell you "YES!" Why not? I have written this blog for more than 15 years, but there is nothing more satisfying than writing your own book. And besides, you can self-publish it on Amazon with little cost and still get all the benefits and enjoyment. 5000 books are published on Amazon every day.


Once the title and cover design is approved, I will share it with you. The publishing process reminds me of planning a two-week holiday. The planning process is always the most exciting as it takes months to do it properly. The holiday itself zips by. This is the most fun period for me. I think once the book is published, sure, there will be an initial buzz stage, but then, it just becomes another book in the marketplace. We will see!



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