CONTINUING WITH THE NECESSARY PIECES
While the cover is being created piecemeal, and the formatting goes apace, tasks which I have thankfully uploaded to the friend who is doing the actual work – after which I’m asked to nitpick – I’m doing the remaining pieces only the author can do on Amazon:
Request an ISBN – done.
Fill in the sections for name and title and price and… – working on them.
Getting the files created for ebook and print cover and interior – he’s doing that for me.
Choose paper and distribution and… – working on them.
It moves toward publication – slowly because I’m slow, even with help.
And I don’t worry about it, because working with my friend has given the brain fog a routing – probably because he needs a piece here, a piece there – and reducing the tasks to small bites is one of the strategies for Overwhelming tasks which I’ve use for years.
I thought I had set up Pride’s Children as a series when I published PURGATORY
So I could add the remaining books in the trilogy as they were written and published, and any prequel stories or related stories, but apparently not.
I thought I had done that at the Library of Congress, too, but apparently not.
I think people will be able to figure it out, but I somehow didn’t. No biggie. I’ll give Amazon a call or and email and see if there’s anything I can do – when I have a moment – but it shouldn’t stand in the way of getting NETHERWORLD out there, in an ideal world. Oh, well.
I read the posts I’ve saved, and ran through the blurb books
and wrote a rough draft of the description above.
Thought about it for a while.
Thought about what I’ve been taught – the goal is to have enough ‘above the fold’ (what the reader sees on the book’s page WITHOUT scrolling or clicking) so that the reader will click ‘more’ (or Buy), and read the rest.
I used italics and BOLD to make certain elements stand out.
I moved bits around.
I added the first three lines of dialogue of the first Chapter as a sample.
Moved MORE bits around which gave me two short pointed lines after the blurb title.
And have declared myself satisfied – for now.
What’s there will also be on the back of the printed books
And probably won’t get changed on the back cover, even if I make changes to the book description text on Amazon for marketing reasons. That will be the same as PURGATORY – where you can see my original description.
Because changes to graphics files are never trivial, and I am reluctant to mess with what most readers won’t even notice – the back of the print version.
I also thought about Book 3
which I can’t wait to get back to, and which starts only a few hours after the end of NETHERWORLD.
And I already know almost exactly how that goes. Have even started writing.
But readers will, unfortunately – as I am the proverbial snail – have to wait a while more for.
Oh, to be Kary’s age again – but no one gets that privilege from where I am now in the ‘venerable’ age category. (I refuse to use the other designations.)
So that’s it for today – another little teasing appetizer – so that at least you get SOMETHING here periodically from me to know I’m not reading books on a beach and eating bon bons.
AND IF YOU’RE PLANNING TO REREAD PURGATORY to be ready for NETHERWORLD – soon is a good time.
I’ll do my best to help with names and storylines from Book 1 – hope to publish something here with some details for reference – but it is lower on the To Do list than I’d like.