13 October 2020
“The physical copies of the book have arrived and I am just so grateful to everyone who was part of bringing this to fruition.”
2 October 2020
Sending the book to the printer day!
Lalita said that this was an exciting and a nerve wracking day as now the book is out of her hands until she gets the printed copies.
24 September 2020
Deciding on your interior design takes a team. Luckily Lalita has Leo the dog and Andrew to help her out. We generally send self-publishers three interior designs to choose from and we try to work in some design elements from the cover as well, whether it be text or a small graphic. In Lalita’s case we tried a few different fonts and made use of some grey dividers as well as some other ideas.
10 September 2020
So Lalita how does it feel when you get your edited manuscript back from your editor for the first time?
13 August 2020
It’s Time to Rethink your Fashion is now with us for editing, here’s what Lalita had to say:
Today I spoke with Michael at Publish Central and the editing process has begun. It’s really starting to set in now that I will have a published book in a few months. An added bonus not only is Michael looking after the project he’s going to be editing the book himself.. lucky me!
So now the editing part of Lalita’s journey is underway. Editing takes a few weeks and there will be some back and forth between Lalita and Michael as they mould the book into what it will become for you as the reader.
31 July 2020
It has been a couple of big writing weeks for Lalita:
I’m actually so fatigued. Having been working on this book since the beginning of lockdown it’s a combination of lockdown Groundhog Day blues and working on this day in day out pretty much the whole way. One more week and I’ll be handing it over to Publish Central for editing. Last week I was meant to be writing but had so many blocks. I think it was just exhaustion. Today I wrote a list of all the things I need to go back over before I hand it in which made me feel much better.
And then after working through some road blocks, Lalita was back at it:
Another Sunday working on the book with Andrew Griffiths. The last 20 chapters now reviewed and ready to be worked on. On the home stretch now. Lucky for the laughs, pizza and vino. Bring on the last week before handing the book to Publish Central.
24 July 2020
You will often hear people say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but in the world of book publishing you definitely do. The cover is the very first thing people see of your book, whether that is in a store or online.
That’s why Lalita has been working with us to get her cover just right, and we are getting close. Once you are near the final stage of your cover, it is a good idea to print it off and wrap it around a book to see how it might look in 3D rather than just as a flat image on your screen. That’s what Lalita and Leo have done!
17 July 2020
10 July 2020
Lalita is refining and editing her manuscript before sending it our way, take a look at what working on a second draft looks like. And here’s what Lalita has to say:
Editing the manuscript is in full swing. So many stories and refinements to make. My overall intention is to make sure it resonates and creates a connection with the reader. I want to inspire change through a compassionate exploration of our relationship with fashion. We will take a look our personal relationship with fashion. We will also look at the impact of the fashion industry on the environment and the neglect of the people who make our clothes. All this reflection with the purpose of rethinking fashion for a sustainable and joyful future
3 July 2020
Everything is starting to get real. The publishing schedule has been locked in for Lalita’s book.
18 June 2020
Congrats to Lalita Lowe! Just reached 50,000 words. She survived the ‘kill me now’ stage. First draft almost done.
11 June 2020
Sooooo close. Keep going. You’re almost there. We can’t wait to read it.
5 June 2020
Setting our sections and reaching the 30,000 word milestone. Lalita’s is writing to her plan and striving for about 50,000 words.
28 May 2020
Great phone call with Lalita today about her book ‘It’s Time to Rethink Your Fashion’. Targets have been set:
– 50,000 words
– First draft by 18 June
– Final draft by 8 July
– Book launching in October.
It’s all happening!
16 May 2020
Lalita is aiming to have her first draft completed by 18 June. At this stage, it’s just about getting as much info down as she can and then going back and tidying it up later. Here she is with her little helper Leo.
8 May 2020
Have you ever wondered what a self-publisher’s journey looks like?
Over the next few months we will be following first time author Lalita Lowe as she plans, writes and publishes her book. Keep an eye out for regular updates. Here’s Lalita’s first couple of days.