Posts Tagged ‘independent novel launch’

Steps needed to take from completed book to publication

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

For those interested in the steps needs to take after a book is completed (as an independent publisher) to get it out into the world, this is it. At least, my steps. And I’m always refining this step-by-step To Do monster….

1. Line edit by professional
2. Cover design
3. Blog & social sites announcements (bi-weekly Facebook Fans — continuing)
4. Produce information sheet – description, size, price, background
5. Begin working on Stories on Stuff – spin-offs (continuing)
6. Record/edit audio book (continuing)
7. Interior layout
8. Break book into pdf chapters for download
9. Register ISBN numbers—print, eBook, Audio
10. Organize Blog tour
11. Submit to printer Lighting Source
12. Submit to various online listings
13. Press Release creation
14. Create videos (continuing)
15. Set-up online: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s Books, Google Books Partner Program, others
16. Amazon links on Hidden People
17. eBooks upload—Kindle & others
18. Audio distribution
19. Publication Day
20. Announce publications on social sites & email contacts, reviewers, other. (continuing)
21. Buy inexpensive ad on the Kindle Nation newsletter
22. Upload to Completely Novel, BookBuzzer, others.
23. Forward book to reviewers, pre-print copies (continuing)
24. Offer to targeted reading groups, associations, conferences (continuing)
25. Weekly serialized pdfs & audio samples on Blog
26. Announce Online Stories on Stuff tie-in
27. Review Google ads feasibility

Launching of “Brussegem, a snug hell”

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010



This is my new novel. I’m launching. After delays and editorial and design fine-tunings. At this point, I’m indulging in low level yippee and push. Here’s the basic description of its contents:

Brussegem is both a place and a person. But mainly it is a painter. A fully dedicated and fairly isolated American painter living in Europe whose creed is art, and only art.

Until Veronica Weise, the wife of another, seeks his attention, companionship, something artistic, and, if possible, something wild.

But then there’s her baby. And that cat.

The struggle between art and domesticity begins, between an artist who does not want to fall in love, and a woman who does.


For the next few weeks I’ll be doing this:
— On Sunday evenings/Monday mornings, I’ll release an audio clip of the book, for you iPod people (so you can listen to it on your way to work, or start off your week Right!).
— On Wednesday, publishing news/video/info, like today’s post.
— On Friday, the first chapters of the book in pdf files so you can taste it, and, if you like it, buy it.

I’ll start “selling” then, i.e. let you know how to get it in different formats.

I don’t know if this is the ultimate soft selling or non-selling, but it’s my way of getting the word out without raising my voice.

Oh, really, at bottom, my novel is a love story, or rather, a story about love. (I can write my books, but can’t blurb them to simplification death.)

Thanks for reading. More on Friday. — Vincent