I’m having fun outlining the sequel for my Young Adult novel, and writing a martial arts based book for Young Adult readers, as well as my romance/erotica. However, soon I do the final edit on my very first full length novel. Once that’s done, it’s time to format and prepare the book and get it out to you, my wonderful readers.
A few things need to happen for the book to be ready. I need to format the file so it comes out right. That’ll look different for the ebook than for the print copy. I need to get proper ISBN numbers for the versions. I also need to get cover art designed.
Today I signed up for my ISBN account. It’s an easy process in Canada. Everything is online and once my file has been made, I go online to manage my numbers. There are guides to walk me through everything, so I can manage quite well, thanks.
There are plenty of guides and templates to help me format each version of my manuscript, as well as different software options. I’m pretty sure I know how I’m going about this, so I know how the printer I’ll be using will want things prepared. Also, ebook conversion is becoming common now, so that’s easier than a few years ago when I debated writing a book.
I’ve also looked into cover design. I’m learning everything I can about it, so I know what to look for whether I play with it or have someone help. Professional help is often a benefit. I’ll explore more options before deciding.
So many choices and things to learn. Writing is just the beginning of it all.
I’ve been writing stories for myself for years. Now, I’m a published author. No genre is off limits, though I have some favorites.