After writing a book, deciding to publish it, submitting a proposal, getting accepted, and finalizing the manuscript, I though I was done with my first book. My publisher disagreed: afte rwriting, editing, submitting, rewriting, and resubmitting followed: editing, copyediting, proofreading, indexing, marketing. It would have been easy to drown in these tasks, particularly as a perfectionist. So what to do?

Fundamentals: Some uncomfortable questions before you write any book
Proposal: Landing a book contract with little (yet) to offer
Review: Your book's first honest readers are its reviewers
Letting go: From author to published author
Technicalities: You thought you were done? Your book post submission
Marketing: How to find and engage readers for your book

Key advice for me was again: be clear what you want. I for instance wanted a particular structure in my index, which reflects the typology as well as my epistemological emphasis on individuals. I said so early on, fought for it - and got what I wanted. But I also had to learn to be flexible. The interactive website for instance could have been hosted by Sage and marketed in the book - but technical difficulties prevented this. They were not necessarily set in stone - but at some point I decided to let go. Now my publisher hosts an additional methodology paper and I host my own interactive website. I got the publisher on board, but learned that the book is now increasingly his baby. Which is, of course, precisely what I hoped for - after all, I wanted the book to be published, and that is best be done by experts...