I’ve published my book in all the e-reader formats necessary, and set it up for sale in the major online book outlets. So what do I do now? I was intending to be an e-writer only but, after doing a little research on what it will take to publish a physical book and get it distributed in all the right places, I’ve decided to do a print version of my book, Demon Possession.
What does this mean?
What this means I that I have to completely reformat by book for print, get back and spine cover art, because I only worried about the front of the book for Internet purposes, and choose the right company to print and distribute my book for me. I need to figure out what size book I want to go with, what paper to choose, what size text I want in my book, because there’s no changing it like there is on e-readers. I need to decide at what price to sell my book, so it’s not too outrageously priced, but I’m not paying the printer every time my book is purchased.
Whew, that’s a lot.
Self-publishing is not an easy road, and I didn’t expect that it would be. I spent a year just writing my book, while studying the in’s and out’s of self-publishing. There’s a lot to it, and I knew that going in. I also know it’s going to be a while before I have the kind of readership that will allow me to write full time. There are still a lot of hardcore, old school readers out there that still only purchase printed books, and I’m hoping the print version of Demon Possession will help to increase my readership.
I’m an artist from birth, I’ve moved from creative outlet to creative outlet since I could hold a pensile, a paint brush, click a mouse. I love everything creative. What I don’t love is being rejected; none of us do really—unless you’re a little sick, but to each their own. I also don’t like people telling me how to be creative, and if I had gone the traditional rout, I know from speaking with published authors, that everyone has an opinion about how you should change your book. That’s why I chose to bypass the whole mess.