Despite what you may have heard, self-publishing isn’t free, or even cheap. That’s assuming you want to publish a quality piece of work.
It’s worth keeping in mind that, like splattered spaghetti sauce on your Sunday best shirt, it’s tough to wash out the stain of bad reviews, or unhappy customers who flame you online. People pay close attention to reviews. So get it right the first time, or prepare to pay dearly to assuage your customer’s ire, once they’ve purchased your book along with an assumption of receiving a quality product for the price.
So what are the costs you should be prepared to pay to self-publish? Let’s take a look at the basics first and then we’ll discuss some frills you can consider if you have money to burn. Read the rest of this entry »