I’ve got a brand new non-fiction book out but this time it’s not about e-commerce… at least not directly. It’s my first ever book about writing and publishing, diving into exactly what happens after you finish the first draft of a book from editing and rewriting all the way to putting it up for sale and beyond. It’s available now in paperback and electronic formats at a variety of retailers and Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited users can read the book for free as part of that program right now here.
Because of my connection to NaNoWriMo and volunteer activities with that org, though unofficial, I did get permission to target the book towards participants of that event. That said, the advice covered applies to anyone who’s just finished a book and not sure what to do next so participation in the event isn’t a prerequisite to benefit from the guide.
Here’s the official description:
NaNo What Now?
Finding your editing process, revising your NaNoWriMo book and building a writing career through publishing and beyond
You’ve just completed a novel during the National Novel Writing Month challenge! Or maybe you completed part of one. Or signed up with really good intentions and then only wrote a couple of words. Either way, you’re staring at 30 days worth of words and wondering… What now? How exactly do you start a revision and discover your editing process? How do you know if you’re ready to hire an editor? How do you motivate yourself when faced with draft dread or editing blocks? How can you translate what you’ve accomplished so far into a professional writing career?
From tips for finding beta readers, exploration of traditional vs. self-publishing, and strategies to motivate yourself to keep writing regularly post-NaNoWriMo,NaNo What Now? is a quick and easy-to-read unofficial guide to the next steps. In a sea of general writing advice, NaNo ML and multi-year veteran Hillary DePiano offers practical and specific solutions tailored to the unique nature of the NaNoWriMo challenge and holds your hand through the rest of the journey. It’s time to finish what you started and make your book the best it can be.
Available now at the following retailers:
Amazon and Google both provide a good free sample of the book at the links above but you can also read a bit of the introduction here on my other blog.