Same price either way, but if you buy it from me, I keep more of the money.
Imagine: the paperback for $9.99 and the Kindle version for only 99¢ more. (Kindle alone just went up to $2.99.)
If you’re looking for an exciting, thought-provoking and surprising science fiction time travel fantasy (whew) this is the ticket.
The reviews are excellent. Like this one:
I stayed up to finish reading it in one sitting.
What more could one ask of a book?
Sigil. calibre (yes, with a lower-case first letter.) There’s even one called Hamster.
If you’ve ever searched for a tool to convert your manuscript to an ebook, you’ve come perilously close to drowning in geekness.
Stop. Step back. Put down the chainsaw; you don’t need one to make a toothpick. Especially if you already have a box of toothpicks.
Everything I say in the rest of this post will have exceptions. I’ll mention a few at the end, but if your manuscript doesn’t fall into the exceptions, don’t go to exceptional lengths to get the job done.
Perhaps when I waded into self-publishing I was too ignorant to realize I needed to choose.
Turns out I was right: you don’t have to choose. In fact, doing both simultaneously is efficient and sensible. All the work of preparing your manuscript is the same, whether you’re preparing a digital or printed book. Writing, editing, proofreading: the words will be the same in any version of your book.
Some authors need to get through the whole publishing process on their own. A major challenge is getting your book ready for Kindle and for print.
Usually, though, that challenge is ignorance and fear: not knowing what to do.
The obvious answer should be you, but if you sign a deal with a traditional publisher, watch out. You could also be giving away control of more than the printed version.
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