New Resource: I’ve Written a Book, How Do I Publish It?

confusedHere at Indies Unlimited, we strive to provide resources to authors at all stages of the publishing process. We are working hard to set up a library of resource pages to make information faster and easier to find.

Recently, we have received a large number of queries from authors about to dive into the publishing process for the first time. To help those newbies, we’ve put together the I’ve Written a Book, How Do I Publish It? page.

Please feel free to direct anyone who needs guidance in the process to this page. We’ll be adding new articles to it from time to time. Best of luck to everyone in their publishing journeys.

An Author’s Expectations: A Real Christmas Story by Deborah L. Parker

Author Deborah L. Parker
Author Deborah L. Parker

Twas the night before my book came out “published”, and all through my network’s computers not a click was heard, yet even the send noise “swished.”

Like many I waited with anticipation that 19th day in which my POD publisher informed me my book was now “LIVE” to buy on the internet at as well as on my personal link. This was my Christmas in July 2011, with great gifts to be had.

How could I best get the word out about this wonderful news, a miracle in my life? “Oh I don’t want to overload the ordering system,” I mused, so I did a phased email alert to my network of family, friends and organizational connections. Pulling up my group lists, emails went out at 9p.m., then 5a.m., then 1p.m… After all they knew of this forthcoming achievement since I’d sent out pictures of my book’s cover and articles to review, asking for their feedback. Checking the sites for clicks and dollars, I waited and waited. As online sales trickled in, I thought that residual purchases would soon show up as this trusted network of mine spread the word to their networks. Not! Disappointed, I thought back to those days of my youth and wondered why Santa had not come through. Continue reading “An Author’s Expectations: A Real Christmas Story by Deborah L. Parker”