Your Publishing Journey
Publishing a book is truly a journey — often into the unknown — full of thrills, doubts, details, and excitement. The details that make up this amazing adventure are what make publishing each book unique. My Publishing Journey will show you the stages of creating your book, lead you through each one, and let you know what to expect along the way. As you make your way through each stage, this guided journal provides a place to document the details and moments that make your publishing journey so special. When finished, you’ll not only be a published author, you’ll have a treasured keepsake to recall and share your journey for years to come.
BUILDING YOUR TEAM
DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION
MARKETING & PUBLICITY
Everyone Needs A Helping Hand
Do you know the stages of writing, publishing, and promoting a book? What comes first? Can you do it yourself or should you hire a professional? How do you get through writer’s block? Do you know how to make printing and distribution decisions? Does your book need publicity, social media, or both? What’s the difference? These questions and more are answered by industry professionals and published authors to help you navigate this exciting and daunting journey. This book is unique in that it not only answers questions you have about the process, but it prompts you to answer questions as you go.
Questions Are Personal
How did you feel when you signed your first contract to begin the publishing process?
How did you react to seeing your first set of book covers?
Questions Are Functional
What is your book’s ISBN? Trim size? Page count?
Did you hire a cover designer? (Name, company, contact info, date hired)
Questions Are Reflective
What is the first line you wrote? Did it make it into the final version?
What was the most rewarding part of publishing your book?
“This journal gives great tips for writing, publishing, and marketing your book. As you answer the questions, you will find yourself focusing on your goals, gathering a production team, and writing your marketing plan, step-by-step. You will find it uniquely satisfying years from now when you look back to see how far you have come in your publishing journey.”
BRIAN JUD, AUTHOR, How to Make Real Money Selling Books
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Association of Publishers for Special Sales
“There is something really sacred about your publishing journey and this magnificent book helps capture that journey to keep and reflect back on as you venture into this new and exciting world!”
PENNY C. SANSEVIERI, CEO, AUTHOR
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, NYU
“A charming guide that will educate you about publishing while at the same time providing a journal of your publishing journey that you will treasure for years to come. This is the most visually delightful book about publishing I’ve ever seen.”
JOEL FRIEDLANDER, TheBookDesigner.com
“It’s like having your best girlfriend (who happens to be a publishing expert!) share her insider’s secrets and hold your hand on each step of the publishing journey. And do so with flair!”
SANDRA POIRIER SMITH, PRESIDENT, Smith Publicity, Inc., Book Marketing and Promotion
“This journal is a beautiful way to document the birthing of your book! It lays out a path for you to follow and gives you a way to record your thoughts, feelings, and actions along the way. My Publishing Journal is the perfect tool for new authors or anyone who is creating a book.”
Cathy Stucker, AUTHOR & CONSULTANT
IdeaLady.com | SellingBooks.com
“I highly recommend this book for authors who intend to publish, whether traditionally or independently. This journal makes a wonderful keepsake and would make a beautiful gift for an author friend, family member, or client.”
JEANETTE CAMERON, EDITOR & COACH
“I’m giving “My Publishing Journey” to a girlfriend who recently began writing her own book. I love the delightfully engaging pages that invite readers to think about and record their book-creation process. I know my friend will appreciate the insightful questions and notes about important aspects of successfully producing her publication. The book’s creators have given authors an artistically beautiful space to record their steps along this exciting journey! Thanks for creating such a wonderful gift for me to share.”
KATHLEEN REHL, Ph.D., CFP, CeFT,
AUTHOR, Moving Forward on Your Own: A Financial Guidebook for Widows