|The Last Vhalgenn|
People are often curious how long it takes a book to be published. I decided to jot down a few things that come into play during that time. I purposely left out time it takes to print, send, and wait for an acceptance letter (which can take a year or more). Because I write eBooks, that period is generally a matter of emailing the submission, and if I've worked with the publisher before, often two-three weeks or less for a response.
I now self publish, so my timeline has changed. I'll post about that another time. However, for the Last Vhalgenn, it took only days from the final edit to becoming available on Amazon.
For other aspects, this list may help put it in perspective.
- From germ of idea to concept: 6 weeks (average)
- Synopsis to first chapter: 7 days
- Book completed: 8 months (average)
- From the signing of the contract to the day of publication: 90 days.
- Pre-book promotion everywhere: 90 days
- Book release day excitement: off the scale.
- Contests, promos, chats, author days, etc.: everlasting
- Waiting for results of sales: 90 days (one quarter) plus 30 days for processing
- Hearing check is in the mail and waiting to receive it: eternity
- Getting the letter out of the mailbox and realizing this is the first royalty check: time stops
- Walking back to the house with the envelope in hand: one minute
- Showing it off to your spouse or partner: timeless
- Time it takes to spend: seconds
Care to add any steps I might have missed?
The Last Vhalgenn
Duty to king and country has shaped Raik's life since birth, but to protect them, she must perform a ritual that betrays all she holds sacred.
Kayelle Allen is a multi-published, award-winning author, and the founder of Marketing for Romance Writers. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include contemporary characters, futuristic immortals, covert agents, and warriors who purr.
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