Formatting a Manuscript and Creating a Marketing Plan

Planning ball

This Topic appeared in Wednesday’s Newsletter

If you use Word and need to know how to correctly format your Manuscript, this is a great place to visit.

How to Format a Manuscript Using Microsoft Word

Knowing how to format your manuscript is an important issue. Your editor needs to be able to get in there and poke around. The person who is going to format your novel or book does not want to have any extra work as she does the final formatting to change your work into various e-files and print on demand.

Many of you will get instructions on formatting at least as soon as the ink dries on your contract.

Formatting a Manuscript and Creating a Marketing Plan

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How To Write A Book Marketing Plan In 13 Easy Steps

Almost all publishers will ask about your marketing plan, even the big publishing houses expect an author to engage in marketing.  Articles and short stories are exceptions because the newspaper and magazines come with subscribers baked in.

Promoting your book takes careful planning so you get the most out of your time and effort. And that’s why having a book marketing plan is an essential part of the process.

  1. DEFINE YOUR AUDIENCE
  2. FIND OUT WHERE YOUR AUDIENCE HANGS OUT (ONLINE)
  3. HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU HAVE TO SPEND?
  4. LIST SOME GOOD TOPICS FOR GUEST BLOG POSTS
  5. DRAW UP A LIST OF EVERYONE YOU KNOW
  6. PLAN TO GET REVIEWS, TESTIMONIALS, OR QUOTES

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