Friday John Ku – AKA – TGIF


Glad to see Friday roll around. It has been a busy week filled with some activities. Circumstances of Childhood (My next) has been fully edited and proofed. It now needs formatting and then will be ready to go.  I wrote to my cover artist about the cover but did not get a response. This is very unusual, so I’ll have to follow through and make certain she got the e-mail. When launch time comes, I will be asking for help. I will publish a separate, and if you would like to be part of the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up. It looks like a mid-September launch if I can get a cover.

It is always amazing to me how many things can go south in the preparation process for publishing a book. It might be better not to have a target date and just do it when it is ready. Ah, what fun would that be? Today’s JohnKu talks about publishing. I hope you have a great weekend.

Publishing by John W. Howell © 2017

Ready to publish,

Wait, just one more check before. . .

Where’s the back cover?


  1. Ha, ha. This is a funny post. I love the synonym at the top. Have a great weekend, John. 😀 — Suzanne

    1. Thank you, Suzanne. You as well. 🙂

  2. LOL 🙂 I think a target day works well, and it will for you too. Nice titles, both of them!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
    Dina & co

    1. Thank you, Dina. A wonderful weekend to the Fab Four as well. 🙂

  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    🙂 This JohnKu evoked a big smile…details, details…but, what a celebration you’ll soon have!

    1. I have this feeling that this book may cause baldness. Thank you Gwen. 😀

  4. Boom Shakalaka to you!

    1. Thank you, Pamela. I love your stuff and just saw that for some reason my follow of you dropped away. I’ve erupted. Thanks for the Boom Shakalaka. 🙂

  5. harmonykentonline · ·

    Brilliant synonym, John! My feelings exactly. Good luck with the rest of the book process. You can sign me up to host you when the time comes 🙂 Right now, it’s so dark and the weather horrid that I just want to have a PJ day, lols. Feels more like mid-winter … ah well, the weekend awaits 🙂

    1. Ah, a PJ day. I would do that very thing. A little fire, a cuppa and you’re good to go.

  6. Great meme, John! Hang in there…you’re a pro at this, remember?

    1. Wait! What? Who me? Thanks, Jill. 😀

  7. That is a good synonym for Friday. I hope you get that cover. Otherwise, Amazon will print a few ads on the back.

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Dan. 😀

  8. Have a wonderful weekend! You ever going to do a book tour in Houston?

    1. I would like to but getting stores interested is a tough thing. I’ll keep trying. Thanks, Elizabeth. 🙂

      1. Have you ask Brazos Books? They have lots of good authors there!

      2. I try them. Thanks.

      3. Do and then of course let me know when you’ll be here!

      4. I will for sure.

  9. Wait. There are things that don’t go south when preparing for a book release? Why didn’t anybody tell me about this possibility?

    1. When you look up “what can go wrong in publishing?” on Google your picture pops up. 😀

      1. It really should considering my track record.

  10. Great synonym. It’s an amazing process we go through, and a lot of things have to come together.

  11. Pre-pub butterflies are always ‘interesting’! 😛 Glad you’re almost there, John – count me in for the promo 🙂

    1. Thank you, Jan. 🙂

  12. Great JohnKu today, John – I’m still smiling! Good luck with the cover. Love to help when you decide to launch!

    1. Thanks, John. 🙂

  13. Congrats on this milestone, John. I’ve had that “back cover” moment myself… LOL.
    Yehaw! My power just came back on (3rd recent outage). Double yehaw since I had 2 weeks of groceries on the way. Wheew! TGIF indeed! Boom Shakalaka! Boom Shakalaka!

    1. I knew it would be okay.Happy Weekend.

  14. Love the sentiment – and good luck with the new book! On Friday I sing Na,na,na…na,nba,na…hey,hey hey…goodby – to the week!

    1. Yes. I like that song. Thanks, Noelle.

  15. Deadline day really creeps up on one doesn’t it John. Best of luck with the cover. Maybe the designer is on summer holidays. Have a good weekend.

    1. Yeah, I sent another message. I hope she is okay.

  16. That one made me laugh.
    I’m sure the bulk of readers have no idea all of the work that goes into a book–in addition to the actual writing!

    Looking forward to the release, John. I’ll be happy to help with the tour when the time comes.

    1. Thank you, Mae. 😀

  17. Congratulations for getting to this point, John. I will be more than happy to help with the tour when you are ready.

    1. Just heard from the cover artist. Two weeks

  18. I’m a little late – Happy Saturday, John!

    1. Thank you, Teri. Happy Saturday to you.

  19. I can do the tour, just email me at tracikenworthatcenturylinkdotnet.

    1. Thank you, Traci. I will be in touch.

    1. Thank you, Traci for the link.

  20. My first self-published book is about ready to go–if I find cover. I am terrified!!i

    1. I know the feeling. 🙂

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