|Self-Publishing on a Shoestring by Frank and Jo Carey|
The dream of self-publishing your story can become a nightmare if the author-publisher isn't cognizant of the steps involved in the process and the potential costs associated with each step. These steps, though few in number, can add up to many dollars being spent, possibly needlessly, to execute them. It behooves the author-publisher to know their options and know when to use each one to ensure the production of a high-quality product at a reasonable price.
The process of self-publishing a book can be daunting, yet an estimated 1,000 or more titles are published each day. To stand out, author-publishers need to know the process involved in producing and publishing their works. The author-publisher who knows the process can better control it and the associated costs.
Yes, it's possible to publish a quality ebook or print book without spending a fortune. You can learn what's required, but you have to be willing to do an honest assessment of your abilities. You'll have to decide where to invest time versus dollars.
Jo and Frank Carey have published over 130 books in six years, all available worldwide in both electronic and paperback form, and they're excited to share their methodology with you. Every author is different, and every book is different, but the steps required to publish a book are the same. If you have a story to tell, then cost should not be a deterrent.