IS MY MANUSCRIPT READY FOR PUBLISHING?
Answer the following questions and then you will know:
- Is the manuscript finished?
- Has the manuscript been evaluated by your Beta Readers?
- Have the corrections or changes your editor requested been done?
- Has it been proof-read and/or copy-edited?
- Have you formatted your manuscript for print pub and or had it professionally done?
- Is the front matter (title page, copyright page, credits/disclaimer, dedication page, table of contents page) arranged in accordance to industry standard and accurate?
- Does your page design in your print book follow industry standards?
- Are your book title/subtitle/series, sections, chapter heads, subsections and other structural elements formatted cleanly and consistently?
- Have you chosen the best fonts for your print book?
- Have you paid for or received a Free ISBN: Have you entered that information onto your interior inco/copyright page and/or transformed it into a barcode with or without pricing?
- Have you specifically formatted your manuscript for eBook pub and created links, or had it professionally done?
- Have you sent a copy of your formatted eBook to someone who can make sure that it displays properly?
- Do you have your back cover blurb, and has it been edited for content and appropriateness (back cover blurbs are a whole different kind of writing)
- Have you completed your Bio?
- Have you vetted your book description?
- Have you completed or had a professional cover done that follows your genres trends for eBook and Paperback?
- Have you vetted your book cover or run an A/B test?
- Do you know your genre BISAC category or categories?
- Do you have the best keywords chosen for your website and book description?
- Do you know your pricing (ebook and paperback)
- Have you set up a pre-release?
- Put info on your website/blog/FB page, if not Amazon.
- Have you contacted book reviewers in your genre and offered them ARCs for review?
- Have you contacted fellow authors to see if they would be willing to host you for a blog tour?