Thursday, July 27, 2006

SELF-PUBLISHING 101 – STAGE TWO

07.25.06
I RECEIVED A
call from Morris Publishing stating that my books were ready for shipment and that I need to contact them regarding the final installment. I called back but the office was called so I left a message giving them authorization to charge the balance. The final cost was: $968.00.

MEANWHILE, I HAVE been working on the marketing/promotion aspect, including:
1) Press release
2) Press kit
3) Book Party
4) Invitations to Events (2006 Barrio Art Fest)
5) Postcards
6) Possible lecture/workshop on self-publishing

THIS SELF-PUBLISHING business is no joke.

07.26.06
I GOT AN
e-mail from Morris confirming my books are scheduled to be delivered by Friday, July 28—tomorrow! I have to remember to leave the UPS guy a note because he’s been known to not ring the doorbell or knock hard enough in the past. I’m so-o-o excited!

IN OTHER PUBLISHING news, I got an e-mail from my new agent telling me the contracts are on the way—YAY!

SCHOOL NEWS: THE semester is almost over – woo-hoo! I have one more paper to go (10 pages), a presentation (eww! dreading that), and a book critique. All in all, this second semester hasn’t been that bad, despite my earlier complaints. The professors seemed just as anxious as we were to get the semester over with.

1 Comments:

At August 17, 2006 8:24 AM, Blogger urban butterfly said...

Congrats!! I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog!! I hope to learn something about publishing! Thanks so much for sharing! =)

 

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