A great post on keeping things real (and cheap!) when you start to self-publish. After all, the goal is to make money–not hemorrhage it on an expensive hobby!!
One of the major benefits of self-publishing is that you can do it (virtually) for FREE.
And, if you set a reasonable list price, the royalty rates are very high.
So with high royalties and minimal costs, if you can stimulate any sales at all, you should easily make something.
There is very little risk.
However, the number of authors who are investing big $$$ in self-publishing and who are losing big $$$ because their self-publishing expenses greatly outweigh their profits is staggering.
HOW MUCH DOES SELF-PUBLISHING COST?
It can cost next to nothing:
- Zero set-up fees at print-on-demand indie publishing companies like CreateSpace.
- Zero set-up fees at most major e-book publishing services like Kindle Direct Publishing, Nook, and Kobo.
- Minimal cost to order one or more printed proofs for paperback books.
If it costs you next to nothing, you don’t…
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