As part of my preparations for selling the book once I’m done with all of the other work that’s going into it, there’s a few things that I’ve checked off the list already, including registering with the various websites that’ll sell the book.
As a first time author, I’ve opted to go for the big three: Amazon, iTunes, and Barnes and Noble.
Thankfully, each has a program for authors to sell their own work:
I was accepted into all three programs pretty quickly. iTunes took a day or two to approve me, most likely because all things Apple have a human review process.
I also have it on my to-do list this week to register with the Copyright Office, and to buy an ISBN from My Identifiers. An ISBN is essentially a unique number that’ll identify my book across all mediums, including the library of congress.
There’s some debate whether or not an ISBN is required for a book that’s only published digitally, but I don’t want to take any chances.
As the week progresses, I’ll check these tasks off my list, and keep reading through the first draft making changes where I see fit.
My goal is to have my first round of edits done by the end of next week, and have at least one or two other people read it. If they say it’s terrible, I’ll hit the drawing board to see what I can do to make it less terrible. Hopefully that won’t be the case, but as I said this is an extremely personal thing to share with others for the first time, so I’m nervous and second guessing myself the whole way.