S25E7 – A Guide to Publishing

Publishing can be a daunting process, especially if you’re a new author and unsure what comes after finishing that manuscript. You may be looking at is and asking yourself “what now?” Do you self-publish, or pursue traditional publishing? What about the title and the cover and the formatting?

Even once you’ve decided those things, it’s not the end. There is more to publishing than just getting the book printed or in the hands of a publisher. It’s also about marketing and getting the word out to your target audience, even if you’re traditionally published. If you don’t share what you’ve created, no one will know it exists. Once you’ve figured out the cover and titles, it’s time to start getting together promotional material.

In this episode we discuss the workbook we’re creating to help you get published. We include a calendar to schedule the release date and everything you need to do beforehand, ideas and space for you to jot down your plans for social media, as well as scheduling and budgeting things like the editing and cover design processes.

First aired October 25, 2021.

For more episodes on this topic, see below:
S20E1: Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover
S20 Bonus: Self-Publishing is Free
Series 2: Final Draft
S17E4: How Do I Determine the Genre of a Book?
Series 8: Exploring Genres
Series 12: Marketing Your Writing
S11E6: Why Editing is Essential for the Business of Publishing
S5E7: What’s the Difference? Traditional vs. Self-Publishing
Industry Spotlight: Lindsey Teske, Of Ink and Pearls

Our first workbooks are now available! Check them out here.

About the Author
I'm an editor and cover designer for AspenHouse Publishing. I am also a host for AspenHouse's poscast, Writing Roots.

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