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Call me old fashioned…

October 22, 2012

Okay, I did it.  I didn’t intend to, but I did it anyway.  I just finished submitting my e-book collection Baker’s Dozen to be a book-book.  A self-published book, but still a book.  I don’t expect the sales to be any better than the ebook version, but it’s a format I wanted.

Rewind to LibertyCon last summer.  People kept coming by the interview table asking what I had for sale.  I had nothing to show them.  Well, I had coupons and bookmarks to show, but nothing to sell on the spot, nothing to sign for them.  In consumer terms, I had nothing.  I’ve kind of regretted that ever since, and now I’m finally doing something about it.

My plan is to order a batch of 30 before ChattaCon hits in January so I can sell there.  I don’t expect to sell thirty that weekend (not ruling it out), but I’d like to sell enough to cover the price of the order.  After that, each sale will be pure profit.  I’m also considering some sort of coupon code or something so that the buyer of a hard-copy can get the ebook for free.  No sure on that quite yet, but I’m toying with the idea.

The book will be trade paperback.  It will have all the same content as the ebook (I considered bonus content but decided against) with the same cover and a few teasers on the back cover.   I’m using Amazon’s CreateSpace to print the book, a process that has been pretty easy short of the cover design.  I took the $10 plunge to list “Out of Chaos” as the publishing imprint.  So far, I’m happy with the process.  Time will tell how happy I am in the end.

 

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