The wait is over!
My book, “The PLAN A Way to Success” is now available for immediate purchase and shipping!!!
I have no clue. Unlike my friend Joy who could describe the cover for her book while she was still writing it, I have no inkling, no concept, no idea for my book cover. So I wasn’t the least excited when I received the email from my production manager saying it was time to design the cover. Egad! Couldn’t an editor just read the book and come up with something nice??
Anyway my production manager sent me a series of questions to help me get my “designing” juices flowing. Yeah right. He asked the age of my target audience, the feeling or mood I wanted the cover to convey, the color or colors I wanted to use, the objects I wanted on the cover and the like.
I knew I didn’t want to use pink or violet – too feminine (sorry ladies!) or brown or black – too masculine (sorry guys!) on the cover. I wanted a neutral color that appealed to both sexes. After doing some research, Continue reading “Book Publishing Process: Designing Ain’t My Strong Suit (4th in series)”
Many of you asked that I write about my experiences in getting a book published because you are writing or thinking about writing a book. Gladly! So here is the first in a series of posts giving a look behind the curtain. I hope this glance gives you the kick you need to move forward to publishing.
A while back, Tate Publishing offered to publish my book, my first book, based just upon an outline and draft Introduction (you can get more details by clicking The Book in Categories in the left column). It took me about 15 months to write the book. During my writing process, I asked a close friend read the book and offer suggestions. I’m so glad I did. As a writer, you know what you are saying but sometimes forget details that help the reader fully understand what you saying. My friend helped me to see the gaps in my book. I highly recommend taking this step. It will add time to the writing process but will be worth it in the long run.
When everything was in place to begin production, Tate assigned a production manager to me. All contact I have with Tate about my book Continue reading “Book Publishing Process – Getting Things Ready”
HUGE thank you and hugs to all of you who took a moment of your time and voted on Facebook and on my blog for the picture of me you thought should go on the back cover of my new book coming soon from Tate Publishing!!
Some of your comments made me laugh out loud (you have a moving tattoo)! Some of you were as indecisive as me (put all three on the cover)! I wouldn’t have had a problem in deciding if the photographer hadn’t done such an awesome job. I was fortunate to use the same photographer Joy T.J. Riley used for her book, Get Your Joy In The Morning! – Lisa Monroe of Photographic Expressions. Thank you Ms. Monroe!
It was a close race but the winner is……… Picture #2!!!
Stay tuned for updates on my book.
Today, Tate Publishing begins the production of my first book!!!! I am so excited! But, to be honest, the whole book publishing thing is still kinda surreal to me. I mean, stuff I wrote will be massed produced for people to buy all over the world…. WOW!
Anyway surrealism aside (see I’m all over the place!), the book has a working title but my publisher (don’t you just love the sound of that?) says not to get married to it because it may change during the editing process. So I’m not going to tell you the title. But I will tell you it’s about personal growth from God’s point of view.
My publisher (oops, I said it again!) says the publishing process takes about 180 days, give or take, depending on everything working out and getting done perfectly. And we know we don’t live in a perfect world so….. Maybe I’ll blog about the process so those of you who are thinking about publishing a book get an idea of what’s it like. If you like the idea of me writing about the process let me know in the comments.
I started writing a book on personal growth in 2011 (I think that was the year). Well, more like dabbling instead of writing. I would write a little here, write a little there. I told some friends I was writing a book and one of them had the nerve to tell her publisher what I was doing! And had more nerve to tell me send an email to her publisher introducing myself!
For some strange reason, I followed her instruction and sent a copy of the Table of Contents and the Introduction to her publisher. Much to my surprise, Continue reading “I’ve Done It Now!”