One Month to Publish

by H.W. Baker
(Novi, MI)

The Minution Chronicles - Saving Zinitheron

The Minution Chronicles - Saving Zinitheron

Eight Years to Write, One Month to Publish!

I am a father of four kids ranging in age from twelve to eighteen. I have a full time job as a software engineer, and I write in my "spare" time. I suppose you may now understand why my first project took eight years to complete!

After I finished the book, I began sending query letters to book agents. After sending out about thirty queries and receiving about 15 negative responses, I decided that I would put the book on hold while working on other projects.

After a while, I got the itch again, so I decided to explore the self-publishing route. It's been a lot of fun!

I formatted the interior myself using MS word, purchased a royalty free photograph off of a website to use as the cover, and created the actual cover using Photoshop. The process could not have been easier. Using CreateSpace, you upload your cover and interior files, and for less than ten bucks (and in less than a week), you have a proof to review!

The quality is very good, and the price is reasonable. I can purchase copies of a 290 page novel for less than 4.50!

If anyone is interested, please check it out. The reviews I have received so far from the several kids who have read it are very positive!

See a book published in a month.

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Feb 21, 2009
An exciting month!
by: Hank Baker

I just went "live" on CreateSpace Feb. 20th. I am not live yet on Amazon, but I will be shortly.

As far as my marketing goes, I am tripping through the Internet and learning as I go, I also have two very enthusiastic children who have several of their friends interested in the book so far, so I have quite a few pre-sales already. I plan to visit some of the independent book stores locally to see if they will take some copies on consignment, etc. We shall see; it is a good book!

Feb 21, 2009
How are you marketing?
by: Steve B. (webmaster)

H.W.: 8 years to write, one month to publish, but how are you marketing? I see you're not on Amazon. Can you clue us in?

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