Gosh it's been a whirlwind week, or two! (or three…)
Lots is happening over here, behind the scenes, at Pearson Report.
|Source - I googled baby steps and this came up all over|
the place. I'm not sure who owns the original photo.
For those of you that have published books I take my hat off to you.
The energy needed to get everything ready is, at times, so overwhelming I don't know whether I'm coming or going.
For example… things like, what FONT to use? Then, what SIZE should that font be? How to layout pages, as well as what to put on the covers, front and back, comes into play.
Here in Canada, you have to register your book with Library and Archives Canada, they issue the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) needed if selling a book publicly. You also have to do a Legal Deposit of your work as well.
Well… my ISBN business is done! Go me!
My book cover is done! Go me!
I love it!
I'll be having a reveal soon - but first I need to transfer all my writings into print ready PDF files. Once that's done it's off to Shelley for proofreading. She advised me to get all the formatting done before the proofing, as the proofreading is the last step before printing. (Unlike editing, which is done earlier.)
I have a timeline. I want a printed book in my sweaty little hands by the start of August. I have plans for this book, and it will take all of August to get that ball rolling. At that point I will give you the serious goods!
Well, that's a bit of what I've been up to.
Sorry I've been out of commission with commenting. I do visit you, but that's all I allow myself since time is a precious commodity.
As it is, I'm cutting into my beauty sleep, and trust me, the grey hairs I'm seeing are definitely not funny! NOT!
Well… that's all for now… back to work formatting more pages. Oh joy!
A question, just for you…
What attracts you to a book, when looking at a wall of them in a bookstore?