The more I research, the more I discover that if you don’t spend money on your book, you won’t get the results you hoped. I know get it. Being an indie author is really difficult and costly.
My first novel has been out for two months now and since I self-published through here, I haven’t seen sales results yet. I was given a 90 day window for any feedback. Fine by me. But the fact I am currently researching publishing the book in paperback and determining which route to go down to do so, I realize more and more, everything costs an arm and a leg with very little profit. I do wonder if all the companies are a scam? I mean most offer printing packages, but do little to promote your book – in fact, they ‘train you’ to do your own marketing and promoting. Is this how traditional publishing companies work?
Right now, I don’t know how far to go without seeing any results. The clock is ticking and there are book fairs I plan to attend, but not at the cost of investing way too much to potentially see very little results.
It’s a tough market, one which needs structure in my opinion and affordable options to a new author. Hmmm…