As a self-publisher, there are many hoops you need to jump through, including getting a cover designed, your manuscript edited, formatted, and uploaded to the various distributors. With the re-release of California Sunset, the editing was complete, but the rest of it had to be done.
I have spent the past few weeks trying to get the book uploaded. Because phrases like “monopoly” and “too big to fail” make me very nervous, I’m not an Amazon-only publisher. That makes life more difficult since I have to upload the book three times instead of only one. This book marks my first foray into print books for myself, although I’ve done it for others through Concierge Self-Publishing.
Because the book already existed on Amazon (leftover print copies from Crimson Romance) and I didn’t want to lose the reviews, it entailed several emails to and from their customer service to get the listing pulled together. (Link on Amazon)
I did a few versions of the print book and uploaded it to both Amazon and IngramSpark. This morning I received a message from Amazon … the cover had a misspelling. This cover had been past my designer, me, my husband … I still couldn’t see it.
They very kindly pointed out the spine.
Sigh. The things we don’t see …
What are you not seeing today?