We all know the stigma associated with people who self-publish and self-published books. We've heard the complaints. "They aren't real authors or real books. Nobody would accept their story so they had to pay to get it published, etc..."
Well a lot of that is changing. With ebook popularity on the rise and print book sales dropping dramatically, self-publishing is becoming a viable option.
I'm exploring my first foray into self-publishing right now thanks to some amazing help from others who have been involved in the business for a while.
Most of my stories are short so ebooks are my only option for publishing but I do a lot of cons and events during the year and people like to have signed print copies to purchase at those shows. That's when the idea hit me.
I'm compiling a personal anthology of all my lesbian short stories that I still retain the print rights to and putting it into print through createspace. The stories have been edited before being published in ebook so that base is covered, though I still plan to have a proofreader go through it for me for mistakes. I have my cover art and a title for the book and the fabulous Patty Henderson is guiding me through the steps to make the book a reality. I'm very excited about the project and I hope that others would be willing to explore a similar venture. We know e-books are the wave of the future. Sales figure show us that more and more people are purchasing e-readers and every time you turn around another brick and mortar book store seems to be closing it's doors for good. Maybe a nice compliment to the e-book revolution will be the self-publishing route.
Stay tuned for release info of my new self-published anthology titled, Women Gone Wylde. You can check out the cover art now at:
Have a great weekend everyone.