- TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 - Conception
Our Fertile Minds
How our book ideas were conceived
Tech Talk Ghost-Writing, Editing, Coaching and Indexing
Finding a Publisher
Tech Talk Having Presence and Platform Author Branding
CHAPTER 2 - The News
Im Publishing a Book!
Sharing the News...support, or lack thereof
Tech Tips Should I use my real name?
Tech Talk Creating Great Book Covers
Letting Go Giving the Manuscript to the Publisher
Tech Talk Whats an ARC, The Pre-Pub Package, Whats a Pitch?
Receiving & Sending ARCs
CHAPTER 3 - Pre-Natal Care
Morning sickness Weight Gain Cravings
Tech Talk Whats a Publication Date? The Bookstore Shelf Dream
The Nine-Month Book Birthing Plan
Our Marketing Plans
Tech Tips To Hire a Professional PR Agent, Or Not?
CHAPTER 4 - The Birth
Holding my Baby!
Beholding our books for the first time
Tech Tips Questions from newbie authors
Book Events Hate Mail & Bad Reviews Distribution Endorsements Bookstore Signings Media Follow-Up Radio TV Oprah
Funny Publishing Stats
CHAPTER 5 - Newborns
Baby for Sale
The first few months
Tech Talk Pitch Your Niche
Navigating the Amazon Jungle
Tech Talk Making the most of Amazon
Discounts Rankings Reviews Bestseller Campaigns
Returnsis something wrong with my baby?
CHAPTER 6 - Toddlers
Babys Got Bling
One Authors First Year in Review
Highlights of our Success
Tech Talk Book Awards
Into the Green Room Baby Gets a Khyron!
Sales, Expenses, and More
Tech Talk Selling Outside of Bookstores
The B.S. in BestSeller Lists
CHAPTER 7 - Raising Books & Babies
The life of a Mom Writer
More Babies, How having a book has influenced our lives
Tech Tips Our Favorite Resources & Tips for Mom Writers
CHAPTER 8 - The Secret & Science to Getting Your Book Published
The Alchemy of Publishing
The Principles Chart
Define & Measure the 4 Principles
The 4 Publishing Options
Tech Talk What to do Next
About the Author