Hello again!
Thank you so much for purchasing a Guided Publishing Package. I look forward to helping you reach your dreams! I check my email messages daily and will respond to you ASAP!
In the meantime, here are three things to start on before I get back to you:

1. Let's research your genre. Hop on over to 
Amazon.com  and search out titles of books in your genre (category) so that you can get a feel for what readers are expecting. Record information like page numbers and prices of both Kindle and paperback versions. Be sure to note what you see on the bestselling covers--real people? Landscapes?  Animations? Words alone? You need this information! If you're a first-time author, now is not the time to be "different." You need to be in line with your genre so that readers will give your book a try.


2. Let's get started on your book cover. If you aren't writing a children's book and you don't have already have an image created for the cover, you can go ahead and start looking at book cover images at these sites. Enter a few words that describe what you want to see on your cover (i.e. "money flowing" or "couple dancing wedding").
 


I have accounts at these sites, and we can usually find what we need on one of them. When you find an image you like, jot down the stock number or the title of the picture so we can easily locate it again. Do not purchase any pictures at this time.

3. Let's open your publishing accounts. Go ahead and set up free accounts at:
  • KDP.Amazon.com  (Amazon's Kindle - you can use your Amazon login if you've already established an account with Amazon.)
  • NookPress.com  (Barnes & Noble)
  • CreateSpace.com  (Amazon-owned printing company)
  • Draft2Digital.com  (publishes ebooks to several companies at once). 
  • If you purchased the Premium plan, set up an account at  Ingramspark.com  (owned by Ingram distribution).  

Just set up the accounts. I'll jump in and help you with the rest!

That's all for now! I look forward to personally connecting with you soon!


​Michelle Stimpson




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