My childhood dream of becoming a published author is really happening! I’ve poured my heart and soul into my novel. I’ve cried, I’ve laughed, I’ve scrapped some pretty hefty chapters…but the time has come.
My manuscript is complete! (Granted I’m still doing my final read-through.) BUT all of the pages are printed and bound. It’s easier for me to spot errors on a hard copy that I missed on the computer.
Now on to the self-publishing process. Why self-publishing you ask? That’s simple. The process is cheaper, quicker, and pretty easy to manage on your own thanks to Amazon’s KDP service.
Since completing my writing, I have applied for a copyright and now have an ISBN through KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). Baby steps!
I have started on creating my front cover and back cover. It’s not finalized yet, but only because I’m taking my time to make sure it’s up to my standards.
As an author, self-publishing or traditional, our success runs off of our book sales. Amazon KDP gives the option to have paperbacks printed on demand and E-Books for all you digital readers out there. 😉
I’ll keep y’all posted on the progress and will shout from the rooftops when it’s available for purchase.