I'm currently editing bit by bit, mostly listening to podcasts as background accompaniment (shoutout to Louis Theroux: Grounded podcast)
Deadline was originally December, which I pushed back to feel less overwhelmed.
Then Feb/March to feel less overwhelmed.
As I write this, April is looking more realistic (edit is taking longer than expected and - being my 1st book & launch - there are a few parts to this process that I need to enable time/space to move through... and keep sane)
All that remains is to compile/edit the interviews, with a short intro & outro to the book.
I then may need a professional edit, book formatting (for Kindle/
e-book & print versions), and I'm planning a video launch event with a couple of the authors from the book.
I bought a domain + launched a simple website using Carrd.
It's looking like this book will be e-book only (it may have been different if it weren't for the global pandemic); I've decided to stick to my indie values and not go down the Amazon route.
I'll be selling direct through IndieAuthor.co instead. #theindieway
I also shared the website on Twitter + put out a call for indie authors to take part... I still have space left in the book.
After posting several interviews, I've decided to stop the blog and instead put together an Indie Author book instead.
I reached out to everyone who took part in an interview (published on the blog or not) to explain, and also to a few others I'd reached out to but not heard back from.
I shared my 1st indie author interview on my Substack blog -> indie.substack.com.
I want to help promote the work + books of fellow indie's, and open the doors to the unfamiliar world of 'indie publishing'.
Whilst there's lots out there on making money from blogs, there seems to be less about 'how to' self-publish as an indie author...
This book is for anyone who is a writer, or who dreams of being an author one day...