Wednesday, October 30, 2013

List Prices and Traveling Proofs

We have an official release date for Ransom of the Healer! On November 19, 2013, it will be available for purchase both in paperback and electronic editions.

After much calculation and deliberation, we've come to the conclusion that the US list price will be $11.50 for the paperback version. Self publishing is an interesting creature. While you do have complete design control and a much larger voice, you do still have to submit to the "Royalty Dragon." It turns out that with a price less than the one listed, I'll actually be losing money with every sale in my expanded distribution market. Since I'm paying for every aspect of this book out of my own pocket, I can't have a loose end out there like that.

The first copy of Ransom of the Healer is currently traveling towards me via the postal system. After three long years, I will finally get to hold my book in my hands and put in on my bookshelf. My ultimate goal after I decided to publish my book was to be able to check it out from my local library. That's next up on the agenda....right behind dancing around in the living room with my book in my hands as I throw it an incredible "Welcome Home" party.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Introverts Unite

I submitted my final interior layout changes today. This process has taken longer than I anticipated. It's a terrifying thing to put yourself out there for others to see, particularly when you've spent the better part of the last decade and a half trying to be invisible. Maybe you're like me and have a million thoughts, ideas, and constant stories buzzing around inside your mind. Maybe it's just as much of a challenge for you to stand in the spotlight and introduce the project you've been working on for the last several years. But if you're standing and speaking, you're living...and if you're working on a project, you're doing more than existing. Here's to all of the introverted creative types who suffer sweaty palms and bouts of near panic at the thought of leaving our warm, isolated bubbles! We can do this together....albeit a civil, separated, together. Know an introvert? Here is some helpful advice.