Self-Publishing Road Map: Seven Steps to Make Your Journey a Success

RJ Crayton
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Everything you need to know about self-publishing in one handy volume. 

More than a million books are self-published each year, and most disappear into the ether, seen by only a few. So, how do you self-publish your book and have it make a ripple in this giant self-publishing pond? 

Designed for use by both the beginner and moderately experienced person, The Self-Publishing Road Map offers practical guidance to make your self-publishing journey a success. The book discusses how to ready your book for publication, where and how to publish online, how to get reviews, and how to market your title. This book gives you all the steps you need to successfully complete your self-publishing goals. 

This isn't a get-rich-quick book, or a promise of untold riches. This is practical advice that pays off what you put into it. If you're ready to start your self-publishing journey, or already started and want somebody to ride shotgun and navigate, this is the book for you. Buckle up. It's time to go! 
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About the author

 R.J. Crayton loves "what if" questions. What if the government wanted to steal your organs? What if you were kidnapped and didn't know why, by whom or long you were going to be held? What if a deadly virus started a pandemic that threatened to wipe out civilization? What if...?

Crayton honed her "what if" thinking as a reporter, working for great newspapers like The Wichita Eagle and The Kansas City Star, where she got to annoy local officials with what ifs. She also worked for several trade publications, including Solid Waste Report, Education Technology News, and Campus Crime. Again, more what ifs.

The tables turned on Crayton when she became a stay-at-home mother caring for her children, and she got stuck answering "what if" questions. After her children were old enough to attend school and ask the teachers the questions, Crayton began writing novels. Her first novel, Life First, was published in 2013. It's premise is based on the question: What if the government wanted to take your kidney and give to someone else? The answer is the wild ride that is Life First, a BRAG Medallion book. Since penning Life First, Crayton has published two other novels, a short story collection and a book on writing.

When she's not writing, Crayton spends her time being a ninja mom (stealthy and ultra cool, like moms should be) to her son and daughter. While she lives in the Washington, DC, suburbs at the moment, she loves to travel back to Illinois to visit family. You can find out more about her at
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RJ Crayton
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Apr 1, 2015
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Business & Economics / Business Writing
Computers / Desktop Applications / Desktop Publishing
Language Arts & Disciplines / Authorship
Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing
Language Arts & Disciplines / Editing & Proofreading
Language Arts & Disciplines / Publishing
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"The prospect of being the human parts drawer society reaches into to cure its neediest patients would drive anyone mad." - Kelsey Reed, Life First 

Strong-willed Kelsey Reed must escape tonight or tomorrow her government will take her kidney and give it to someone else. 

She’ll need the help of her true love, Luke, to make this dangerous escape. This dystopian future Kelsey lives in was forged by survivors of pandemics that wiped out 80 percent of the world's population. Here, life is valued above all else. The mentally ill are sterilized, abortions are illegal and those who refuse to donate an organ when told are sentenced to death. 

Determined not to give up her kidney or die, Kelsey and Luke enlists the help of a dodgy doctor to escape. The trio must disable the tracking chip in Kelsey's arm for her to flee undetected. If they fail, Kelsey could be stripped of Luke, her kidney and everything else she holds dear. 

This page-turning thriller with a touch of romance, is the first in the Life First dystopian book series. The thrills and romance continue in our dystopian future in Second Life (book 2 of the series) and Third Life: Taken (book 3 of the series). 

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"Life First is a poignant, riveting, thought provoking read that had me entranced from page one until the very end of the book." 
-- 5 Stars, Griffin's Honey Blog 

"Life First gripped you like King Kong and would not let go until you had finished the book." 

~ A 2014 B&P Reader's Choice Award Nominee ~ 
~ BRAG Medallion winner ~

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