I’ve got a file on my desktop that contains a wish list of dates and things that authors need to track when it comes to writing a book. From the first draft to edits done, to cover requested, to even when the book comes out of KDP Select, all those dates and things that we should keep track of but often fail to do. You see, I have a dream of a database, of software that will help authors track that.
I’m lucky. Though I’m on the training end of software development, and I have just enough SQL skills to get myself in trouble (or come up with big ideas that shouldn’t be “that hard” to do), I have people I know who design web apps and databases. And well, they’re interested in taking me under their wing.
I’m good at database structure. I know how to make a logical database. And I can code a website not half badly, if I do say so myself. So that means, that I think I’ve got a good start.
So my question to you is this: if someone were to design a database that keeps track of all those things you want to know about your book — what would you want? Inquiring minds want to know.