That’s an awfully vague title, but I didn’t feel like putting “Thinks I’ve Learned Since I Hit Publish on Out of Darkness Three Months Ago.” because that seemed absurd.
Anyway, I’ve realized a couple things over the past few months, that will help (me) a whole heck of a lot when I go to publish Out of Light. Not the writing part, who even cares about that. (Kidding.)
Here is a small, unordered list of things that I’ve realized the past couple days.
- You can’t just slap an ebook cover on a paperback. It just doesn’t look as good as you think. You need a spine/back cover.
- Figure out your measurements. Otherwise, your cover is gonna be wonky.
- Trust (some of) your instincts. If you’re uneasy about how it looks on screen, you’re probably going to be the same once it prints.
- Proofread your blurb and bio. Three times. Maybe more.
- Making other people format your stuff is good. (thanks ax)
- It’s unhealthy to refresh the sales page 50 times per day.
I had more, but I got distracted. I really need to start writing these away from the main computer.
Till next time!
Note to self: Proofread everything.
PS: I have no updates on Out of Light, just been editing it up. Gonna start putting it up on Scribophile soon for initial fixes. Then I have to find a beta reader again I guess. Oh, also I’ve sold over 60 copies of Out of Darkness.
(Yes, that number is 61.)