Catherine Ryan Howard of Catherine, Caffeinated fame put up a nice series last week titled Five Days to a Self-Published Book. The five days are metaphorical, but if you’re just now looking at the daunting task of creating your own content that’s probably a relief.
The full series can be found here.
Update: The series references CreateSpace, but I’m not recommending it on that basis. Rather, I think it’s an excellent work flow example to follow, and I believe it was intended as such. (On the subject of CreateSpace, Lulu and POD, see also this recent comment from Joel Friendlander.)
Later Update: Mick Rooney has an interesting post up about Lulu. I asked Mick a few follow-up questions in the comments, and I found his answers illuminating. Anyone considering Lulu.com for self-publishing should give his post a read.
— Mark Barrett
Catherine Ryan Howard says
Thanks very much for recommending my Five Day (five days as in a Genesis five days!) plan.
My favourite thing is that it’s been tagged with the word ‘jittery’! LOVE IT! 🙂
You have a very sharp eye. 🙂
I particularly liked your post about editing; how critical it is, and how easy it is to go blind to your own words. I think this blindness affects new writers almost completely, to the extent that they think a caution such as yours must be meant for others, but it’s not.
Everyone becomes blind to their own work at some point.