I am excited to announce a project that has been in my head for a while and now is translated out to pixels. When I wrote Get Your Book Published in January, it was after watching tons of YouTube tutorials, reading endless “how to” manuals, and working through literally day and days of frustrating trial and error attempts at self-publishing. I kept hearing things such as, “If you can use an MS Word document, you can use KDP!” and truly, it’s not that easy. You have to work step by step and have all of your little literary ducklings in a row, plus you have to have some fairy dust and a mojo bone and kisses from the Angels, plus the moon has to be approximately twenty degrees in Aquarius, then it’s as easy as using an MS Word document.
I mostly wrote the book to have all of the information in one place so that when someone asked me how they could self-publish, I would have a resource to offer them because it is not really something you can just explain to a person. It involves images and demonstrations and such. When I published Get Your Book Published, my goal was to get the information I had to dig to find out there to as many people as possible so they could get their stories into the world. Never in history has there been an easier time to be a published author and my hope is that everyone who has a story burning inside them gets to see it in print and hold it in their hands at some point. If I can be a part of that, all the better.
To that end, I have now created the website Katrina On Writing (I have no intention of calling it “KOW”) where the same information is now available online, complete with screen captures and step by step instructions for both ebook and print publication through Kindle Direct Publishers and Createspace respectively. Many different topics regarding the writing process, editing, proofing, formatting, and marketing are discussed, as well as some inspirational moments. The site will be updated now and then with more information as it comes available.
I hope those of you who are in the process of publishing or those who only dream to can find some value in the information. The link is in the sidebar to the right, as well as here: www.katrinarasbold.com/writing.