September 17, 2015 by James Lee
Out of the Publishing Gate
I was so pleased to finally get my short story collection (Tooth & Talon) published, albeit self-published. During my deliberation on whether to self-publish or go the traditional route, I read James Scott Bell’s Self-Publishing Attack! The 5 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws for Creating Steady Income Publishing Your Own Books. I liked the idea of creating my own small publishing company (2nd Sight Press), so I registered my LLC and started going about learning the business and legal aspects of things.
With the legal business side of things in place, I knew that I needed to get a website up and running. But what to put on it? I hadn’t yet published anything. With that in mind I sat on things and just focused on my writing. After my book was finished and I was going over the final edits, I was also researching various printers and distributors, and ended up going with IngramSpark. Since I published my book with them on July 20, 2015, I’ve had almost two months to formulate some thoughts on their service. I’ll write a review of IngramSpark in another post. I will also write a review on Bowker as well, since I purchased my ISBNs from them.
I am currently in the marketing phase and will share some thoughts on various things I’ve tried and what level of impact they had on my sales.
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