Hurry Up and Wait After Publishing!

The week is winding down and I can’t wait for Friday. I’ve put myself on a several fast deadlines these past few months to get my Journal and Notebook creating but out of my system. Sometimes, the process of getting a book to the finish line is hurry, rush, edit, and edit again, and then wait. Yes, there must be a plug in the pipeline of books.

The normal waiting period edged out into the Amazon KDP disclaimer that it may take more than 72 hours before my books are available. I’m holding the match on officially launching and the wooden stick is getting close to my fingers.

Does this happen with large publishers? Yes, especially this past year. The traditional route takes longer. Imagine having to read through all the manuscripts and the numerous proofs. Then, there’s the marking plan before everything is finalized. There’s a lot of back and forth. Authors that I follow say this end process can take 1 to 2 years before the official big day.

In other words, no matter which route you go, have patience as an author. Remember, if you self publish you need to the same marketing steps of a big publisher on a smaller budget. Even a little bit helps the initial fear of crickets. From what I see, some authors were saved by going on Tik Tok. Sixty seconds a day, boosted their non-existent book sales. One author I follow went from a few a year to 450 sales the first month of Tik Tok and then in the thousands.

Hmm. I’m going to have to leave to make a few short videos myself. Book launches are exciting and exhausting but it’s a must. Explore your social media footprint today!

Follow as I post on my progress throughout the month and share the experience.

~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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