1. Menangsilig S kastai
    March 30, 2017 @ 4:46 pm

    Thank Ruth for,louch,book,it,is,help,me,future,

  2. Meghan E. Weyerbacher
    March 30, 2017 @ 9:06 pm

    This is great advice. Thanks for letting us into the behind the scenes!

  3. mish
    March 31, 2017 @ 12:22 am

    I just discovered your blog, great information. One question regarding having a strong list to launch a book, how many people would you consider a strong list?

  4. Joelle Byrne | The Yorkshire Pudding
    April 3, 2017 @ 10:05 am

    Hi Ruth thank you for this! I’m struggling to get a plan together for my launch as I would really like to hit a particular date as it’s an awareness week for the topic but it only gives me 4 weeks to sort it! This has really helped me to clarify just what I should and shouldn’t do, and also made me realise I could do a pre-sale with an ebook which is awesome! Thanks again xxx Joelle

  5. Kelly Baugher
    April 12, 2017 @ 1:25 pm

    Hello Ruth, This has helped me so much and look back to what I was focused on in the first place. To do it myself. I don’t have a great support system but reading and re-reading your information, i feel I can build one. My book is short stories of my grandfathers life and it is in first round of editing right now. So now is when I need to start building my e-mail list. Thank you for the tips and I love my daily planner as well. Hugs

  6. Deanna Day Young
    April 13, 2017 @ 2:54 pm

    I launched my first book in June, 2016 titled “Extra Hot Fudge Please” – a collection of daily devotions taken from my blog posts. I self-published and it was so much fun! I worked with WestBow Publishing and it was a very easy process. I did like the benefits of self-publishing because it does go faster and I am “in control” of more things. I have a journalism and speech communication degree so I felt like with that degree, a few years of experience and the short entries of each devotion, I didn’t need to enlist the assistance of a professional editor. I enjoyed my experience and love my book, my cover (drawn by my friend) and the finished product. However, the down side is definitely not having the marketing that perhaps a publisher can bring to the table. You can purchase additional packages from the self-publishing side to have assistance from WestBow to help with marketing but I chose not to do that due to the large expense of the packages. I have a daughter who now has her PR degree and is helping me with some marketing tools. I still work 4 days a week and run a non-profit along with several other volunteer responsibilities but once I am able to cut back on my work hours, I hope to really focus more on the marketing. I would encourage those who are just starting out and wanting to publish a book to consider the self-publishing route. It is worth the investment. It is an awesome feeling of the “almost” instant gratification of having your book in your hand in a short period of time! It’s amazing!!

  7. The Mother
    April 13, 2017 @ 3:13 pm

    Hello Ruth,
    Would you be willing to share costs on an effective book launch such as you describe?
    The Mother

  8. NanaPennypockets
    May 11, 2017 @ 5:11 pm

    Okay Ruth,
    You finally got me thinking about really doing this. And the more I read, the more my brain clicked into planning mode. “What content would be useful to my readers? How long should it be? What intrigue could I add to get them interested in the topic? How far into the blog before I consider offering something like that?”

    It’s your fault now. LOL I can see later hours and much more typing and planning. Get those chapters outlined. Get statistics to prove the points I want to make. How will I flesh out those topics?

    Well, times a wasting. CTA? Get down and write. Push that hour every morning into two? One in the morning and one in the evening?

    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Love, Hugs, and Prayers,