Book Completion Checklist

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If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the tasks you need to complete to self-publish your book, and you’re having trouble finding that sticky note with that “thing you were supposed to do…” I’ve compiled a Word document I use as a guide for what to get done to prep my self-published books for launch. It lists everything from back cover blurbs and copyrights to things to look for when editing your book and ad services to run after you’ve published.

Mind you, this is a list, not something with explanations. But I am totally a sticky note girl and after publishing several books, I found I needed to consolidate my pen scratches to something more concrete and organized.

This is something I print off and ink in so I have a hard copy to carry around, but you’re welcome to use it on your computer however you see fit. I hope this helps you conceptualize what needs to be completed and that it helps you prioritize your efforts as you close in on publication. Good luck and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or if you have any ideas of things to add!!

Self pub Book Completion Checklist on ELS (Word)

Self pub Book Completion Checklist on ELS (PDF)

I want everyone to be able to realize their dream of publishing!

Best Wishes!


Published by Amy Harwell, CEO and Creative Director

Freelance Editor, Author, Publisher, Personal Trainer, Veteran, Universal Protector

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