Ready to Publish!

So I have finally decided to self publish and I have finally decided what I want to self publish….

A book of short stories and poetry by myself. Previously published and unpublished work. Might want to introduce another author too, but I’m thinking about it. What do you all think?

10 thoughts on “Ready to Publish!

    1. Afford, is a different story, but this day and age, it will be practically free, doing my own formatting and preparation for eBooks. I might pay for a cover, editing and maybe for hard copy publishing but I’m pretty sure I have seen self publishing sites that charge nothing up front. They add the fees to the cost of the book.

  1. The great thing about putting your work out there is you can use the book as a calling card for your next project – it’s your portfolio! As you say, e-publishing is something you can do yourself, but if you go down the hard copy route too then it’s worth doing some due diligence. Nail down the service provider on things like paper quality, binding and clean look to the print, ask to see what else they’ve done. You want value for your cash. The plus with hard copy is you have something to place in folks’ hands. The really hard part is publicity and marketing. Those self-published books that catch a wave and go viral usually start with a strong platform to launch from. Working with another writer could help – not just to share the costs, it also means there’s someone other than you with a real interest in seeing the thing work. I guess though the stories would need to fit together well, so the book works for readers as a coherent package. Go for it!

  2. Sounds like a good idea. When it is published let me know. Self publishing is a great way to put your work out there and you can find so many reasonable sites to get photos royalty free for covers. All five of my books have been self published and my editor designed all my covers used Microsoft office. Good luck.

      1. They have their ups and downs in selling. Some weeks I sell several then others nothing. I like Smashwords because of the range of book vendors that can be used. My books sell best through Smashwords premium program because of Apple, Sony and Barnes & Noble pick them up from there. Good luck with the publishing.

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