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This diagram outlines the process from your idea to being a published author.

From Idea to Book

1. Idea Cloud

2. Write And Rewrite

3. Proof Read and Editing

4. Typeset And Cover Design

5.

Printing

6. Distribution and Sales

7. Marketing and Promotion 8. Commitment and Persistence

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1. Your Idea Cloud is full of possible books. This is your starting place. Take all your writing, your ideas, and decide what your book will be from this mass of ideas. 2. Write and Rewrite. Get your book into that important first draft stage. This is your main chunk of writing work. Research, write, read, edit until you have a version that is readable end to end. 3. Proofreading and Editing. Submit your book to a professional editor and then give it to friends and a few members of your target audience for reading. Collect feedback and rewrite as necessary. This step cycles with Step 2 because you often revisit these steps a number of times before you have a finished manuscript. 4. Typeset and Cover design. Your finished manuscript needs to be formatted into a book. You will also need to have a cover designed.

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5. Printing. The final manuscript is signed off and goes to the printers and then you finally get a copy of your book in your hands. This is also the point where you load your book to Print-on-Demand services and ebook retailers. Now is the time to celebrate! 6. Distribution and Sales. Your books need to be distributed for sale, through the internet , bookstores and other channels. People need to find it in order to buy it! 7. Marketing and Promotion. This goes across multiple stages of the project and continues into the future. As long as you want to make sales, you need to promote and market your book and yourself as the author.

8. Commitment and Persistence. Throughout the process you need to keep faith in yourself and your book. You will make it through. You can get from idea to book and you can fulfill your dream of being an author. You also need enthusiasm and motivation to keep yourself going.

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