1 December 2011, Publication - even more Book Information
Introduction: I realized that I need to introduce this blog a little. I wrote the novel Aksinya: Enchantment and the Daemon. The working title was Daemon, and this was my 21st novel. Over the last year, I gave you the entire novel in installments that included commentary on the writing. In the commentary, in addition to other general information on writing, I explained, how the novel was constructed, the metaphors and symbols in it, the writing techniques and tricks I used, and the way I built the scenes. You can look back through this blog and read the entire novel.
I'm using this novel as an example of how I produce, market, and eventually (we hope) get a novel published. I'll keep you informed along the way. At this moment, I'm showing you the marketing material I put together for a novel.
Today's Blog: To see the steps in the publication process, go to my writing website http://www.ldalford.com/ and select "production schedule," you will be sent to http://www.sisteroflight.com/.
If you dig a little deeper in the book information section, you will find two other tabs: Book Details and Book Extras.
The Book Details is the basic information on the book. You will have little need to change this information.
Book Extras is worth a look. You need to have a www.Shelfari.com account to make changes. I haven't taken the time to update this information for my books, but it is something that needs an explore. www.Shelfari.com seems to be a book sharing networking site. I don't have much time to dig into this kind of thing, but I suspect, since it ties into Author Central, it could be worthwhile to see the informaiton that can be shared and input for a book. This is what Author Central says about it:
Readers can see Book Extras for your book on the Kindle and Kindle apps for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. You can write them in Shelfari, the community-powered encyclopedia for book lovers. This information appears before, during, and after the reader experience, so put your one-of-a-kind knowledge to use.
So, give it a look and check it out.
I'll give you some conclusions about Author Central tomorrow.
I'll repeat my published novel websites so you can see more examples: http://www.ldalford.com/, and the individual novel websites: http://www.aegyptnovel.com/, http://www.centurionnovel.com/, http://www.thesecondmission.com/, http://www.theendofhonor.com/, http://www.thefoxshonor.com/, and http://www.aseasonofhonor.com/.