We did it! Elation, exhaustion, amazement.
To hold a book you have written in your own hands, to flip through the pages and see your treasured photos, and to read words that sound too good to be yours, but they can't be anyone else's, is just short of miraculous. I am very pleased with the outcome.
It was a whirlwind couple of weeks. We flew to the States for a wedding one weekend, hosted guests from Germany the next weekend, edited the book in between, then uploaded and went live after the dust settled.
28 Apr 2015 Finished primary edits, uploaded to Create Space and started a Facebook Page
05 May 2015 Received the proof copy - late - did a quick review before heading off to USA
12 May 2015 Started the final edit
19 May 2015 Reworked the back cover design
20 May 2015 Created a new pdf with final edits and uploaded
21 May 2015 Live on Create Space and amazon.com
22 May 2015 Press release out to media contacts; social media campaign begins
23 May 2015 Editing Kindle edition
24 May 2015 Completed Kindle edition and uploaded
25 May 2015 First interview on radio in Castlebar
We are now contacting booksellers regarding stocking a few copies, planning an official book launch, creating a promotional video, refining our website and promotional messaging, and working with potential partners for distribution assistance. Every day is an adventure.
So much to do. So little time to go sailing. Sigh.