How to Get Pre-Orders For Your New Book

Lysa Taylor:

This blog has a wealth of information for authors. I’ll leave you all with this until I come back from a much needed vacation. :) -Lysa

Originally posted on Savvy Writers & e-Books online:




Do you plan a book launch within the next 3 months? Did you know that you can start right away to sell your future book? Amazon allows you to make your new books available for pre-order in Kindle Stores worldwide. So, as an author-publisher you have more privileges than Hachette and Disney Productions, some of the worlds’ biggest publishers : ) as Amazon refused to set up their pre-orders for the hit movies “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Maleficent”.

More Time to Promote Your New Book
With a few quick and easy steps you can create a pre-order page up to 90 days in advance of your book’s release date. Amazon promises to set up your pre-order product page within 24 hours. When you make your book available for pre-order, customers can order the book anytime leading up to the release date you set. Amazon delivers…

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The Road to Self-Publishing (eBook Version) – Formatting Your Novel (3)


We have arrived at step three of the self-publishing process. At this point, you should have a completed, error-free manuscript ready for formatting. I searched the internet for simple DIY tutorials, and I came across two awesome formatting videos by an indie author. One video is specifically for eBooks while the second video is for print-on-demand (POD). I know this series is for eBooks, but I have decided to also have print versions of my book.

What’s Included Today:

  • eBook formatting
  • eBook conversion software
  • POD formatting
  • POD template
  • Professional formatting (Optional)

eBook Formatting

eBook Conversion Software

Jutoh  $39.00

POD Formatting (CreateSpace)

POD Template (Use on CreateSpace when they ask for the book cover)

Bookow: Free Resources

  • POD Template for CreateSpace
  • Barcode Generator

For those who might take the POD route, remember to use images that are at least 300 dpi. I recommend creating your cover using this template generator in either Photoshop or Word. I use Photoshop Elements 7, so you definitely don’t need to break the bank for the latest version of Photoshop.

Professional Formatting

For those of you who don’t want to do a DIY method, there are professional services available that can handle all of the formatting for you. Here are a few that I found:

*All three include POD services*

The Sisters Eternal: Ava Faye – Status Update #1

ARCs are on the Way

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It’s almost time for The Sisters Eternal: Ava Faye to launch! The advanced reader’s copies have been shipped and I couldn’t be more thrilled. :)

I’ll be posting more about my self-publishing process in a couple of days and I will keep you all up-to-date until the release of the book.


[Here is the trailer for the book for those of you who are interested: Link]