cover, get it edited and formatted, and get it online for sale in thirty days or less.
Many are not properly written. Some are blog posts thrown together in book form.
Many are rarely edited properly. Many rarely have a properly made cover.
Although having said that I’m all for a cover made via a professional website
informative. I’ve checked many books on Amazon and many are less than 40 pages.
Many are over 100 or even 200 pages. I expect them to be more informative. I
expect them to have taken longer than 30 days and I know they would have
because of experience.
least 6 months. For a start, I took a few old blog posts that I had written
about self-publishing, threw them into a word doc, decided on how many sections
I was going to do, how many sections within those sections I would write about
and then got to writing.
Re-writing them, pulling them apart, and updating them with current
information. I added to the book as I went along, especially the part about getting
your EIN and tax returns, plus sending off paperwork and making sure everyone
got what they needed.
outlay in one month, but to produce what I published it took a good six months.
That’s why books should take longer than thirty days, because with non-fiction
it’s constantly changing and in need of updating which I was doing (Facebook
information) until the very day of publishing.
Smashwords and Kindle. And CreateSpace requires its own formatting and cover if
you want to turn it into a paperback.
cheap way of trying to make money and claiming to be an author, (I personally
don’t believe you can call yourself an author if you only throw together blog
posts into produced e-books), but actually taking the time to research, write
from experience and get others opinions will take time, and if you want to
write a good book that’s informative and well planned out then don’t fall into
the trap that all of those producing
e-books tell you.
informative non-fiction e-book. And it definitely takes longer than 30 days to
write and publish a novel.