Author Journey Manual
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Designed to organize the author's publishing life
Create a team of support
Collaborate with your team members
Schedule tasks for your support team
Neatly catalog all the books you wrote
Back up files for each book format and share them with your support team
Establish a fellow authors network
Organize your Newsletters and Swaps
Keep track of your writing progress
Make notes on characters, facts, story line, places, and events in your book
See the chart of your word count
Keep track of your book expenses & income
App Views & Action Buttons
The app works even better on the desktop screen!
My Team & Potential Team Views
The My Team view provides space to enter the businesses and contacts that support your book writing.
You can categorize your contacts based on what they do. Here you can also enter their email, website, social media links, etc.
Marketing, Publishing, Social Media, Editing, Formatting, etc.
You can also create your own categories
The Potential Team view holds a list of businesses and contacts used by other authors that could potentially become part of your support team.
The action buttons in this view allow you to maintain your Team list.
The following list describes their functions:
Bring to My Team - adds the selected contact to your Team. Having a contact on your team allows you to collaborate and share the calendar within the app.
Your Team members using the app will also have access to your book formats and tasks you scheduled for them
Drop from My Team - removes the selected contact from your Team. You can bring this contact back to your Team later by clicking on the Bring to My Team button from the Potential Team View.
Fellow Authors & Excluded Authors Views
You can find more information on newsletter swaps under Newsletters View.
The action buttons in these views allow you to maintain your list of Fellow Authors.
The following list describes their functions:
Books & Format Views
The Books view displays a catalog of all books entered in the app and sorts them by the author and by the series. This catalog lists the following:
Cover thumbnail, title, private manuscript link, status, series, tagline, etc.
The submenu Related Formats allows you to include details about your book in each specific format. Here you can back up the final version of your publication file and assign your team member to have access to all the details needed for formatting, etc.
The format options include:
EPub, Kindle, Paperback, Hard Cover, Large Print, Audio Book, Audio CD
The action buttons in this view allow you to quickly communicate with your team members from the time of the manuscript preparation to the finished product, ready for publication.
The following functions are available in the Format view:
Request File Review - generates a calendar task and sends an email to the selected team member. The Notes provided below in this view are also included in the email.
Related Tasks submenu lists all scheduled tasks associated with the above book format and allows you to create new tasks for your selected team member. All scheduled task will also appear in the Calendar view.
The Newsletters view provides space to keep track of your newsletters and swaps. Here you will see Your Newsletters and Swaps or Newsletters of other authors who agreed to feature your book. They are sorted by date starting with the latest. Older newsletters and swaps from the past appear in the Past Newsletters view.
Here are the benefits of using this feature of the app:
Plan your newsletters by selecting dates and titles ahead of your campaigns
Keep track of your featured book and up to 5 books by other authors per newsletter
Plan swaps with other authors to feature your books in their newsletters
Make note of the future social media posts and keep your schedule organized
The Calendar view displays all tasks related to your books and the books you have been requested to help with. The tasks feature of the app allows to:
Create a schedule of book production
Communicate with the members of your team about the progress of your book creation such as editing, cover art, formatting, release date, etc.
Book dates and appointments for the members of your team
The calendar tasks are also listed under the Format section of the app as Related Tasks
This view lists the distributors you want to use to publish your books with. It's a handy place to keep the store and the author links to all the sites your books get uploaded.
Use Distributor button adds the selected Distributor to the My Distributors list
Leave Distributor button removes the Distributor from the My Distributors list
Book Notes View
This view allows you to make notes and enter details about your story line, plot, characters, places etc. Keeping track of small details is important to keep your story on track and your research recorded for your reference later.
This view assists with meeting the word count goals while writing your books. The word counts entered here each day of your writing will show in the Dashboard view to provide motivation and satisfaction for the writer.
Enter the word count planned for your book in the Initial Setup
Track progress of your writing using the Progress Entry feature