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Author Resources: Book Release Checklist (and Bonus Timeline)

"Where do I even start?"

I have heard this question more times than I can count when talking to fellow self-published authors. We all asked it when we decided we were going to take on this career, and we all had to figure it out for ourselves most of the time.

If you know me, you know I'm the definition of extra. So I'm here today with a shorter blog post, but a longer resource.

I've taken what's probably been 9 months of research about everything that goes into a book release and I've put it into a checklist.


This checklist has 4 tabs:

  1. Book Production - this tab walks you through writing, editing, and getting the book ready to be released

  2. Cover Reveal - this tab walks you through when and how to hold a cover reveal, complete with templates and examples out the butt