Getting My Learn On Pt. 2 – Publishing


Well, now I had a book written and I had edited it a few times.  I was generally pleased with it and had received a request for what happens next.  What to do with it?  Should I go traditional publishing or e-book?  How little I knew.

Luckily, I knew that I didn’t know much. Now you know that I knew I didn’t know…  Well you get the drift.  So, I researched like a madman and I came up with as many questions as I found answers.  Sometimes the internet has too much information.

So back to the books as it were.  I jumped into a class run by a very interesting man Othneil Seiden (  He covered the options I knew of as well as a few others I hadn’t come across in my own research.

I had a better understanding of how the upfront costs for On Demand publishing are generated.  I now knew how long it would take via traditional publishing before my book (if it gets accepted) would be available.  I also knew what I would need to take care of on my own if I did epublish.  I had also learned about partnership publishing, its upfront costs and its values.

I was now down to a handful of requirements: Formatting for the various epublishing, ISBN, LCCN and Copyright.  Oh and track down a book cover artist.

Makes me wonder what else I don’t know.  Progress right?

Author: jongraylang

Novel Writer, Screenwriter, Filmmaker & occasionally an Actor. Handy with a Sword, Ukulele, and Skis. Author of Nun With a Gun: The Town with No Name, The Matilda, Twistin' Matilda, Black Matilda, and Secret Matilda. Writer of the upcoming Sci-Fi sequel, Waltzing Matilda.

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