Here’s a round-up of what we covered in the first week of your self-publishing course. To access these lessons, just click on the course in your Gutsy Creatives dashboard.
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10 Things You Must Do Before You Publish – Building your author platform and position your future book for success. (22 min video)
Lesson 1: Writing and Self-Editing
Establish your writing process and support team. Outline your book. Choose software for novel organization and writing. Self-edit your book. (22 min video)
Bonus resource: APE: Author, Publisher Entrepreneur (download PDF )
Lesson 2: Types of Editing
Identify the different types of editing and which is right for your book. (7 min video)
Lesson 3: Working with an Editor
Find and evaluate potential editors. Understand market costs for professional editors. Create a contract. Sample contracts and an editing skills test included. (21 min video)
Lesson 4: Manuscript Editing Checklist
Overview of manuscript editing process.
Bonus Resource: Manuscript Editing Checklist (download PDF)