Book Update #7 – The Proof is (Almost) in the Pudding

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Physical Book: CreateSpace | Amazon
Kindle Book: Amazon

It’s the first day of June[1] — aka exactly a month since my last book update — and I’ve got another one ready for the handful of you who are still sticking around wanting to know more about it. To be more specific, I have quite a few things to give updates on.

As I said in my last post, my publisher went out of business and therefore I planned to go the self-publishing route. Thanks largely to the help of Kat Argo from A Red Rover, I’m moving along pretty quickly in the self-publishing process. Kat made some edits to my existing cover to allow it to fit to CreateSpace’s publishing guidelines, leaving me with the artwork below.

An Epilogue to Innocence New Cover

It’s not a drastic departure from the old cover options, however it’s a noticeable change. I’m really excited to see it on the cover of a physical book…and that’s happening soon too. As part of the editing process, my book was approved by CreateSpace’s formatting team, meaning I’m now on the stage where I’ll be reviewing a physical proof of the book. The proof should be to me sometime in the next two weeks[2] so I’ll be sure to announce to all of you when that happens. Granted, at that point I’ll be messing up this wonderfully pristine first hard copy of my own book with red pen, but the end result should be worth it.

I feel like we’re in the home stretch at this point. While I don’t have a finalized date for publishing of the book yet, I’d hope having that date set isn’t too far off now. I’ve also started a Facebook page for the book. There’s not much there right now, however if you lovely readers could go support it, that would be wonderful.

This also means that we’re getting close to the point where I may reach out to some of you who have offered help/support/whatever for marketing the book to be ready to do so. I’d love to get some reviews of the book up on Amazon shortly after it publishes, so if you’re still interested writing one, please let me know. I’ll see what I can do about making sure you have a copy. To the two of you I owe free books to[3], I haven’t forgotten about you either. Those will be taken care of as we get closer to the publishing date as well.

I really want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has stuck around throughout this entire process. The numbers have dwindled, I know. But I really appreciate the support of those of you loyal enough to stick with me through what has been an incredibly difficult process. The end looks like it’s in sight, even if it is a little ways off.

9 thoughts on “Book Update #7 – The Proof is (Almost) in the Pudding”

  1. Laidig's Broadway

    This is super exciting! And CreateSpace is another one to add to the list of “never knew about that before”, born roughly a week ago when I discovered a playscript site called Treepress. The more you know 🙂

      1. Laidig's Broadway

        Look at us with the learning. It’s essentially a place to find a script, licence and/or sell your own. Think self-publishing, but for theatah. I think there’s also a screenplay section, too, but I haven’t had a chance to look at the place in any depth.

        1. Interesting. If screenplays were my thing, I think that’d be a really useful resource. That said, I don’t theater, so it’s not particularly useful to me. There’s also a website called Pronoun which appears to be pretty useful for self-publishing authors. I haven’t done a ton of research into them yet though.

  2. Very exciting! My stepdad used CreateSpace for his book and it turned out really good. Did you find it to be user-friendly? My stepdad isn’t exactly a computer whiz and he was able to do it so I figure it isn’t too difficult to work with.

    1. It’s not too bad so far. There are a couple of quirks about it I don’t like (particularly an inability to edit the spine of the book when designing the cover), however all in all I’ve liked it. Their customer service has been good too, though I have only needed them once.

  3. I saw the tweet come through last week and was SO EXCITED to come read this.

    This is awesome, and I can’t wait to hear that it has been published. Kat is an awesome ‘resource’ for just about everything, including her awesome writing.

    And I’m pretty sure I offered before, but in case I didn’t, I would love to be someone to review it for you 🙂

    1. I’m happy to hear you’re excited! I fully planned to reach out to you once the second proof came back (Kat actually suggested reaching out to you as well, not knowing I had already planned to). I’d love to get a review from you on your blog, on Amazon, or wherever you feel like doing so. I need to work on building up my army of reviewers. I feel like that may take a bit of time though.

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