My experience self-publishing with Amazon KDP (formerly Createspace) — Part 2 of 2

My experience self-publishing with Amazon KDP (formerly Createspace) — Part 2 of 2

A few weeks ago I shared Part 1 of my experience self-publishing with Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP — formerly known as Createspace), and I’m back with Part 2 to cover my experience with the platform after the book went live, such as sales reports + tracking data, Amazon rankings, royalties + payouts, and some surprises and hiccups that popped up along the way.

My experience self-publishing with Amazon KDP (formerly Createspace) — Part 1 of 2

My experience self-publishing with Amazon KDP (formerly Createspace) — Part 1 of 2

So good news, I self-published a book! I still can’t believe it’s out in the world, making it’s way into mailboxes and hanging out on nightstands and stashed in purses for carline reading. Launch week went amazing, and I’m still amazed that this little book is having such a big impact on readers, and connecting with their stories right where they’re at.

How I make decisions as a chronic people-pleaser (an excerpt from my new book)

How I make decisions as a chronic people-pleaser (an excerpt from my new book)

An excerpt from page 125 of my new book, Strong Girl, Brave Girl, available exclusively on Amazon on October 21, 2018: After the first few weeks of counseling with Liz, I realized a recurring theme running through all of our conversations — I was bad at making decisions.

Behind-the-scenes of my book design process (book update no. 4)

Behind-the-scenes of my book design process (book update no. 4)

Today, I’m gonna cover all things book design! We’re talking the cover design and the interior layout. All the things. As a designer (and a former book designer), this is the part I’ve been most excited about in this process. So let’s dive into a lil’ behind the scenes of my complete book design process, plus some release date info, a quick Q+A on some common things you guys have been asking me, and what’s coming up next in the self-publishing process.

How I planned a writing retreat to finish my book (book update no. 3)

How I planned a writing retreat to finish my book (book update no. 3)

Long time, no book update! I’ve been hard at work behind the scenes on the next few phases of the book writing process. So let’s chat about how I finished my writing process with a writing retreat as my motivation AND reward, how I hired my editor, and what the next few steps look like in the coming months.

3 things I'm learning while writing a book (book update no. 2)

3 things I'm learning while writing a book (book update no. 2)

My last (and first) book update felt like a lifetime ago, but alas, it was just shy of 3 months ago. I had “Book Update #2” on my calendar for this week’s blog post, and thought, well there’s nothing new to say except: I’m still writing it. But then I jotted down some notes and it turned into paragraphs and it appears I have more updates than I realized, so here we are. Funny, that writing thing. It works.

How I'm starting my book writing process

How I'm starting my book writing process

So I’m gonna write a book. There, I said it on the Internet, so it must be true. This post is really different than my usual content, and this entire book writing process seems like it will be really different than my usual projects. And, spoiler: I’m not very far into the process! But I want to blog about the process (because writing a whole BOOK just wasn’t enough writing for me??), for two reasons.

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