What does it cost to become an Indie Author?
Before I completed my Red Sky at Night: Dog Leader Mysteries book, I attended Redwood Writer’s workshops and conferences always with an eye to ultimately sell books. The average Indie author sells about one hundred fifty to two hundred copies. That amount of sales does not pay for the cost of an editor, book designer, cover design, and copyediting. Also, the print-on-demand industry is costly. For an independent author to have their book printed the cost per book runs between four dollars and eight-plus dollars. For me to buy less than two hundred and fifty copies, I pay the highest price. Not complaining.
Hope to Help Writers New to Indie Publishing
This link helps define and explain print-on-demand (POD) publishing. Print-On-Demand
Below you will find a link to a publishing industry professional I met through a Redwood Writers workshop. Joel Friedlander has been designing and marketing books for thirty plus years. His talents and expertise are sought by new authors and trusted industry professionals. I think if you read Joel Friedlander’s WritersDigest article, you will agree that he teaches essential strategies for the Indie published writers and the traditionally published authors as well. The workshop I attended felt hands-on. Friedlander wanted to see authors’ self-published books. He kindly noted that several first-time writers used CreateSpace for print-on-demand books, differed from professionally published books. I learned a ton that hour. So, I share this to save you time and money. Do look up reliable, experienced resources and expertise. You will be glad you did. My book benefitted from all the educational seminars, conferences and writers’ meetings I attended over the last years as I completed my manuscript for my first mystery in this series.
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