Wednesday, September 25, 2013
To Self-Publish or Not to Self-Publish by Peter Clenott, author of 'Devolution'
Visit his website at: www.peterclenott.net
To Self-Publish or Not to Self-Publish
My debut novel HUNTING THE KING and my latest novel
DEVOLUTION were published traditionally. That is, I didn’t have to fork over any money to see my book in print. But in between the publication of these two books, I decided to look into self-publishing. I chose iUniverse because, at the time, this company had the best reputation for producing a finished professional work. First, let it be understood that I could never have attempted this financially onerous business without family. They paid everything, which made it easy for me to choose the highest price service. There were several levels beginning with $500-$700 up to over $3000 dollars. This initial payment got me a professional editing job. I’ve been writing for many years and can edit my own stuff, but the iUniverse editor did a creditable job for the price and did provide some helpful feedback. Though some of the cover work was sloppy, and I had to keep sending it back for corrections, the finished novel looks good. With the initial cost, I get a kindle version of the novel THE HUNTED plus forty free soft cover and five hard cover
Straight From the Author's Mouth at 10:44 AM