Catherine Ryan Howard taught me how to do a Goodreads giveaway, among other things. Wanna know what she can teach you? Here’s a single Q&A with Catherine, and down below, the scoop on the latest edition of her book Self-Printed: The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing.
- I asked: Is there any specific data on the ROI for freebies? I’m curious about data like “100 copies given away results in 13 reviews and 3 copies sold” or some such nonsense. Separated by fiction and nonfiction. Also, what’s your opinion on whether such data would have any practical value?
… more … “Catherine, Caffeinated: Self-Printed 3.0”
Nearly all the print on demand shops will sell you a barcode.
This might be the biggest waste of money in self-publishing.
… more … “Please Do Not Spend One Penny on a Barcode”
Continuing our conversation with author Cheryl Campbell
On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 3:09 PM, Cheryl Campbell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:CreateSpace
is cooking my brain. Not sure if I need to use this service or not.
I was going to list the ebook on Amazon KDB, and I thought I would do the POD print book here (please jump in if you have a different suggestion). But the pricing is looking really funky for a soft back book. A minimum price of $11.09 seems very steep to me.
And what is the Createspace eStore? How does this differ from Smashwords?
And down on the left side of the menu there is an option for Publish on Kindle...haven’t even gotten there. But if I was doing it on KDB, I wouldn’t need this extra piece, would I?
… more … “Print-on-Demand Using CreateSpace: Some Beginning Questions”