Are you ready for publishing?

  • YOUR MINDSET:

  • Are you ready to learn?

  • Do you have a sense of humor about yourself and your work?

  • Are you cooperative, collaborative, and friendly with others?

  • Can you practice absurd levels of patience?

  • Do you read and review books by other authors?

  • Are you prepared for a variety of responses to your book once it is published?

  • RESEARCH:

  • Have you researched your audience and/or the buyers for your book?

  • Have you created the image (or the avatar) for the reader of your book?

  • Can you identify what sets your book apart from others in the same genre or field?

  • YOUR PLATFORM:

  • Do you have (or are you building) a strong social media presence?

  • Are you open to meeting and speaking with your readers at live events or online?

  • YOUR BOOK:

  • Have you written (or in progress) on a book?

  • Are you open to exploring different publishing methods for your book?

  • PRODUCTION:

  • Can you be open and honest about the quality of your writing or illustrating?

  • Are you open to editing and revisions of your work?

  • Are you prepared to meet deadlines?

  • Do you have funds set aside for the marketing and outreach for your book?

  • RESOURCES and NEXT STEPS:

  • Free! Watch "Five Things to Know about Modern Publishing" Video: authortip.com

  • Affordable ($12): "Get Past Procrastination" Training: mindset15.com

  • Free! Monthly Workshops Online: topublishabook.com

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