You have finally finished your first novel. It’s an exhilarating feeling. You did it!!
But … before you click the ‘self-publish’ button and send your work out to the world, here is a list of things you should probably do first.
1. Find some beta readers to read over your book. They could be close friends, family members, or people you connect with through your blog (see step 2). Listen to their feedback, don’t take it personally, and use it to make your book the best it can be.
2. If you haven’t done so already, start a blog and connect with other writers. It’s a great way to learn more about writing and the self-publishing industry, plus you can use your site to promote your book (although make sure that isn’t all you write about!). Who knows, you might even find some life-long friends in the process.
3. Hire an editor (recommended) or get a few detail-oriented…
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