These last few days have been mentally tiring. |
Aside from writing my emails and doing other tasks I do on a daily basis, I’ve been spending a lot of time getting my How to Become an Email Titan book ready to be published.
This is also my first time publishing a book. So naturally, there were a lot of things I had to deal with that I never knew I had to think about, which caused a lot of going back and forth.
Buying your own ISBN vs a publisher providing one for you.
How many ISBNs you need to buy. Apparently you need one for each title and format.
How thick the book is going to be, which determines the measurement of the book spine.
Buying a barcode vs using a barcode generator.
Finding the right publishing service.
Are you allowed to use multiple publishing services?
Formatting your manuscript properly so it doesn’t turn out ugly when it’s converted into an e-book.
The back cover description. Something I see everyday, yet I forgot to one write for my own book.
You get the point. There was a lot to think about. And finding the answers wasn’t exactly the easiest thing either since there were so many different answers and opinions online, you don’t know who to trust.
And I could’ve approached this differently. I could’ve watched some beginner self-publishing videos and learned as much as I could while I wrote my manuscript.
When it comes to doing something new, I tend to just dive into it, make mistakes and learn along the way. Sure it cost me some time and extra money, but I feel like I learn faster that way. And the mistakes stick in my mind a lot easier.
So if I decide to publish more books in the future, I’ll be much less likely to make the same mistakes.
Do you do the same thing too? If so, virtual high five for you. We have one more thing in common.
Like Shia LaBeouf said in his viral motivational speech, “Just do it!”
On that note, my book is now being published and waiting to be listed as we speak. So it’ll be available for purchase very soon.
In the meantime, if you’d like a sample of the book, let me know at EllisenWang.com I’ll send it over to you.
About the author:
Hi, I'm Ellisen and I'm a copywriter. I help businesses make more sales by building relationships with their audience through old fashioned email. If you found this reading helpful, there are more tips like these waiting to be read at EllisenWang.com. When you go there, you can opt in for daily copywriting, email marketing, and business tips. I'll also send you a free e-book called "5 Steps to Create Money Generating Emails." It teaches you step-by-step how to write converting and compelling sales emails. If you don't want to optin, you can also read through my blog and listen to my audios for more marketing content.
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