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 (https://www.amazon.com/Othniel-J.-Seiden/e/B001H6MOGE). 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?