How did you do at school in the English class? It’s a very important lesson and one we cannot gloss over thinking ‘oh I can get by.’ You can’t. The spoken word is a lot easier than the written word. For instance when you are talking your mind is working as quickly as your mouth but when you write you have to slow down a bit to get it on paper. That’s what makes it a bit hard to keep up the flow of words. So it’s important to have a plan for each chapter you’re going to write. If your English is not so good, you will need to have someone edit it for you. Nothing worse than reading something which is unreadable.
Have you made plans for the registration of your business name yet? Have you contacted your copyright agency and received info about copyright? Have you thought about a title for your book? Have you got the design/picture/graphics for the cover of your book? Who is going to do it for you? Unless you are really artistic then you will need to pay someone to do it.
A good idea is to write a list of things to do for the book so when you are nearing completion it won’t be a rush to get it all together. Some of these things you can do now but don’t forget if there is something you will have to pay for then perhaps wait until the book is nearing completion because if you have to pay for something, chances are it will only be for a year and you will have to pay again, and if the book is not finished, you will waste your money.
Do you know what an ISBN is? It’s the number you get for your book. Have a look at the back of a book and see the long number at the bottom and the barcode which goes with it. I suggest you get a barcode with the ISBN. Saves time in the long run if you want to print it in hard copy and not just an Ebook. Anyway, an ISBN is a number given to one book which can be searched for anywhere in the world. It gives the searcher all the details of the book such as the author, publisher etc… Well, that’s it for now. More to come later….. Have fun. xxx