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How nice

Ya know, there's something really satisfying about making my mom so excited just because I was able to use a CreateSpace coupon to make a copy of her favorite of the books I've written. I just confirmed the order now, and she can't hardly wait for it to arrive.

Though if anyone else wants a copy, they'll pay for it their own selves, since a single copy would (with shipping and handling and whatnot) come to almost fifteen bucks. I love my friends and family, but there's way too many of them to be that generous.


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Feb. 14th, 2011 12:29 am (UTC)
You should put one or two of your books up on lulu.
Feb. 14th, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
I've thought about it. You can sell books through CreateSpace, where I get my books printed out. I think they even have Lulu as an option, along with Amazon and a couple others. The problem is, they take out the cost of printing the book, along with (I think) a little more off the top. So once you factor in that, the price I would have to set the book at to make even a slight profit is higher than I think people would be willing to go for a book by some self-published nobody. I mean, I think I could get a few of my "fans" on devart to buy them, but even that's negligible, since I'm not what you'd call popular over there.

In other words, from a monetary standpoint, I'm not sure it'd be worth it. And artistic integrity and just having the thrill of knowing people are buying my work is lovely, but I expect to make some cash off of it too.
Feb. 14th, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
What about in an ebook format? Lulu offers the format - looks like you make 5.59$ on every purchase if you offer the book at 9.99$.

Amazon also has a self-publishing Kindle program thing. Kindle Direct Publishing. (Kindle Apps for PC and Mac are actually free to download so that people can read the books on their computers.) 70% royalties, I'm not sure what pricing looks like, haven't poked around there much yet.
Feb. 14th, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)
Huh. Well, I'll keep it in mind, anyway. I'm still trying to delude myself into thinking I can get published the old fashioned way, but it's nice to know I have options.
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