I’ve not posted on my blog for a while.
Life has been busy this year (more on that in later post).
Its been studies, writing and work, although I did squeeze in a cruise in the middle of the year. We went to Port Douglas and Cairns, and it was beautiful. See pics below…
Now that my thesis is done, and I’m waiting for my results, I have more time away from studying.
Am working on my next novel, set around a witch. It’ll be a timeslip novel which I love writing! 🙌 This one will be sent to a publisher…I’ve decided to go the traditional route with this book.
Does anyone have any experience of using both metods of publishing?
Traditional or Self-published?
I’d love your thoughts!
#writer #writerslife 📚
December 29, 2019 at 7:22 am
Self-published has a completely different meaning in today’s world. It used to mean that I did everything. No longer. It can mean as much or as little as you want, so if you have an expertise in something, use that expertise. If you have a deficiency in something, hire someone to take care of that deficiency.
For my just-published book, “Nature’s Geometry: Succulents,” I wrote it, took all 600+ pictures, did the design layout, did the final editing, compiled the table of contents, compiled the index, designed the front cover, back cover, and spine. I have 50+ years of experinece doing that kind of stuff, so it was easy for me, and much less expensive.
I bought an ISBN number and barcode from a publisher, and that publisher printed the book. I do not need distribution. Consequently, using BookBaby, my 174-page, soft cover book was only 14.86 per book, meaning that I could keep the price reasonable since my clientele comprises older people, many of whom are retired and on social security. I sell my book on my Etsy shop for $35 with free shipping, $30 at cactus & succulent shows and meetings (20-30% goes to the club hosting the show/meeting), and $25 if you take it out of my grubby little hands.
BookBaby is a print-on-demand publisher, so you can order as many or as few books as you want. I ordered 300.
If you need distribution services, Kindle, or Amazon, etc., they can provide that.
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