As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago in my post on author salaries, I’m writing another essay, this time on self publishing. The post will be co-authored by Jay Bell who has a lot of experience in this area, and we will try to cover pertinent ground on self pubbing for those of you who want this information.
If you tried self publishing you are already aware that publishing your own book is extremely hard work, especially the first time around when you’re basically a start-up business in addition to being a writer. Finding the time to write becomes extremely difficult when you have to track down resources to make your literary work of art look professional. To provide some help to make the transition from writer to writer/publisher a little easier we would like to include a list of resources in the essay, and this is where those of who have gone down this path before come in.
If you wish to help your fellow authors who want to try out this new and scary field, please email me at jessewave [at] gmail [dot]com with the subject heading Self Publishing Resources to submit a list of resources that you can personally recommend, in areas such as: editing, formatting, cover design etc. I would need the names/email address of your contacts together with a fee schedule. I think this would probably be one of the most valuable pieces of information for authors contemplating self publishing because it comes with the personal recommendations of their peers and saves a whole lot of time. I’m sure that your fellow authors would be most appreciative.
Jay and I would like to publish this essay in two weeks so please send in your list of recommended resources by June 1. Thanks guys.