So you want to self-publish a book. Congratulations for making it this far! I’m assuming you have something finished but if not, get writing! You can worry about all this stuff later believe me it’s only going to overwhelm you! But if you are still curious don’t let me stop you, just keep reading. Formatting Your File for an e-book You will need to either learn how to turn your manucript into the different ebook formats or pay someone else to do it. The choice is yours. I use and recommend Scrivener. The two main reasons are you can organise your whole book or random chapters and scenes in one interface […]
I just read a short article on the Createspace blog by Richard Ridley. I think it represents what Active Patience is about and more specifically being Active. If you want to be an Indie Author you will find it useful. The article is below or you can go here. An Active Author Brand Posted by CreateSpaceBlogger on Dec 31, 2014 5:31:14 AM If I had to describe the key to succeeding in indie publishing in one word, that word would be “active.” For a profession that involves a great deal of sedentary activities, those who rest on their laurels find it very difficult to sell books on a consistent basis. […]
1. Prioritise Promotion as Books do not sell themselves! Ok this I knew but I will admit deep down I thought my first book would do its thing and I wouldn’t have to anything. I hoped the book would work for not me work for it! Long story short The Hustle has begun. Lesson: Start Hustling, now. 2. It doesn’t matter how panicked you are when you ask for a review ,no one is in a hurry to write you one. I asked family and friends. Crickets. I had 65 Downloads. Crickets. What’s going on out there? Lesson: Be Patient. Reviews will come…..eventually. 3. Formatting and Uploading takes 5 times as […]
The First Book Active Patience of the Active Series is finally out. This book is the first to kick off my short non fiction series. This particular book was mainly about my struggles with writing and being productive. How far we come! The blog has also been going under a little renovation, so I am using my design skills as well! Any questions as always please email me.