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Offline teenwriterlock

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best self publishing tools?
« on: August 25, 2017, 08:39:34 PM »
thinking about self publishing a graphic novel that i worked on with a friend. he has millions of social media followers so we think we can get a lot of views on it.

what's the best way to appraoch this? should we go direct to a printer, buy in bulk ahead and then sell the inventory? should we use amazon's self publishing service? and not have to worry about inventory?
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have a lot of writing that i haven't published yet but will soon. stay tuned! may post some here and others on wattpad or something

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Re: best self publishing tools?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 08:59:57 PM »
thinking about self publishing a graphic novel that i worked on with a friend. he has millions of social media followers so we think we can get a lot of views on it.

what's the best way to appraoch this? should we go direct to a printer, buy in bulk ahead and then sell the inventory? should we use amazon's self publishing service? and not have to worry about inventory?

Yes, I use Createspace for my paperback versions. KDP also offers free conversion from your uploaded ebook version now, but I haven't used it yet. POD is the way to go. And of course, advertise it with a blast out to the"millions" of social media followers your friend has lined up. Good luck.
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Offline teenwriterlock

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Re: best self publishing tools?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2017, 09:07:23 PM »
great! will do that thanks!!
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have a lot of writing that i haven't published yet but will soon. stay tuned! may post some here and others on wattpad or something

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Re: best self publishing tools?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2017, 12:59:11 AM »
Tina, the world is full of garages and lofts/cellars filled with mouldering books from those who have gone down the 'buy inventory and then try to sell it' route.  You may be lucky, but the odds are against it.

An e-book doesn't clutter up your house, theoretically can last for ever, and is quite easily changed if you spot a mistake after publishing.  (Which is almost an unwritten law, no matter how carefully you proofread.)

Plus...  And this is a big plus in these days of allegedly short attention spans, people will buy on impulse when all they need to do is click on a link.  Especially if they have one-click ordering set up on Amazon ;-)  But if they have to order a paper copy by post or email, they'll lose interest halfway through the shopping process.

Best wishes.

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In the meantime, why not take pity on a starving author and visit my book sales page at http://stores.lulu.com/gyppo1

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Re: best self publishing tools?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2017, 04:37:08 AM »
that is great advice! inventory is probably something i don't want to deal with right now
huge anime fan. find my anime work here: https://commaful.com/play/anime/  planning to post alot more there soon

have a lot of writing that i haven't published yet but will soon. stay tuned! may post some here and others on wattpad or something

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Re: best self publishing tools?
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2017, 06:20:58 AM »
Some things you might want to consider is to think
about what you want to offer, and how you want to offer it.

For example you might want to consider to have some free samples of your writing
on a blog and a free or low-price e-book version for your readers
to be able to better get to know your writing.

And a higher-priced actual print version (with a Publishing on Demand service)
for readers that want to buy a print version and that perhaps already
got somewhat familiar with your writing.

you might even consider to create an audio version?

 
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