I got the paperback draft down to an exact number of pages now, so I could buy the cover for Gateway to Fiction.
You may or may not know that while getting a front cover for a book can be relatively easy (I say, having spent weeks off and on searching sites to find something that looked good), getting a back cover and spine takes some doing. I don’t have the art program chops to do it myself. I have to get SelfPubBookCovers.com to order it done – and that means they need a template for the size of the whole wrap-around cover. That, I get by way of the Amazon KDP – which needs 1) the size (it’s a 6×9 book) and 2) the page count.
So getting an accurate cover the first time (so I spend the least money on revisions!) means I need the paperback draft to be edited down to the right page length.
*Flops* Finally got that this morning. The index was being tricky about if it wanted to add a page to the length or not.
So. Front/Kindle cover acquired, back and spine in process. That will take about a week. I still need to submit some stuff to Amazon, get an ISBN, get stuff formatted for Kindle (which may require getting Kindle Creator on my comp), put everything together, and get a Library of Congress number. Some of that I can do before I get the full cover. We’ll see. ATM I’m looking at – out by the end of the month? I think? I’m never exactly sure how long these last steps will take!
(Should be definitely out before mid-May, though.)
BTW – the book’s about 300 pages, with the index. (296, at the moment.) Over 100K words. Anybody have feedback on a good Kindle price for a nonfiction book that size? I’ve never sold a nonfic before….