Recently, I decided to try my hand at self-publishing, There’s a lot of work involved with formatting, creating a cover and making sure your manuscript is free of errors before placing it up for sale on some of the sites. You also have to provide a description of your story and quote a price you want to charge for each e-book. Another thing that’s required is to place a list of categories where you want to place your book.
The one thing I like about self-publishing is the idea of logging into your account and knowing how many books you’ve sold in a given period. I uploaded two books to Amazon and Barnes&Noble within days of each other. When I checked my account on each site, there are sales already and they’ve only been up for a few days.
My two e-books are erotic, contemporary, romance novels; longer than most of the books I’ve put out in the past. They’re for sale at Amazon.com Kindle Books and http://www.barnes&noble.com. The titles are Finding Mr. Right and Mission Accomplished. I’m hoping to complete all the preparations and upload a third e-book in the next few weeks.
Self-publishing is a challenge, but one that I enjoy doing. It’s hard work, but when you see what you’ve accomplished, you feel a sense of pride.
Do you believe self-publishing will become more common among authors in the future, or will most authors stick with the publishing houses?