There's so much more to launching a book than I expected! It's not as simple as write it, upload it to Amazon and other vendors, then let your friends and family know.
Oh, no, no, no, no, no.
Want to offer a free item at the end for those who sign-up to your mailing list?
Better have that written and ready to go. Download it to your mailing list service provider. Then you'll be able to link to it in the back of your book.
Not done yet...
Got a second book (or next book) coming soon that you want potential readers to know about?
You need some excerpts and a cover image to go at the end of the book you're about to publish. If you can add a pre-order link too, all the better.
What's next? I'm sure I've forgotten something.
Oh, right! Make sure all of your mailing list responses are set up and active. You don't want someone to sign-up and NOT get their free item.
Better do one last pass on the book you're publishing and make sure all the details are right. Repair any formatting mistakes you find. Fix any typos! Seriously, fix them!
Now I'm ready. I think!