The official front and back cover for GIRL OF MINE are now complete!
AND NOW FOR AN EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK OF
THE BOOK TRAILER for GIRL OF MINE
(Only available here!!)
I will be announcing a release date soon.
Perhaps you'd be interested to hear about the process the book will go through before it's ready to be published.
First, my hubby will be the very first person in the world to read the book.
(He's reading it this week.)
He gives me advice, suggestions, and edits.
Then I edit, revise, and rewrite.
Next, proof copies are sent to my beta readers.
Beta readers are very different from ARC (advanced review copy) readers.
A beta reader reads the book in its unedited early stages. They share their advice, thoughts, and feelings with the author. They do not write a review based on reading this early version of the book.
Readers who read Advanced Review Copies of a book are reading the final, edited, and polished product, the actual book that will be published. They receive the book for free before publication in exchange for an honest review.
That being said, when I receive all of the thoughts and feelings back from my beta readers, I usually spend a few more weeks editing and revising.
Then the book is done and is ready to be sent to my editor.
Then, you guessed it, I make even more revisions based on the edits I receive from my editor.
THEN the book is finally complete and ready to be published!
But, wait, now I have to send it off to the ebook formatter. It's usually a ten day turn around.
You'd think, that's it, right? Ready to publish?
Nope. First I send the .mobi file to my kindle and read it one last time, checking for any edits and ensuring the formatting is correct.
By this time, I practically have the book memorized! This is why I must be meticulous. At this stage it is very easy to overlook mistakes. I'm much too familiar with the book and sometimes I just don't see blaring errors. However, at this point, all mistakes should have been caught by both beta readers, myself, and, of course, my all important editor. But it's always a good idea to check one last time.
Next it's time to celebrate! The book is ready to be published!!!! Yay!!!
Sit back and relax!
Oh, wait, now I have to market my book.
The hard work has only just begun.
Wish me luck!