Also known as: Why don’t I include any copies of your book as part of my publishing package?
I love helping authors get their writing from a computer hard drive and into the marketplace. As an author myself, I relish helping to edit, design, or otherwise prepare manuscripts for the printing press, and it’s always sweet when the author holds his or her new book for the first time.
As much as I love seeing authors hold physical copies of their books, you would think that I’d include a few copies of printed books with my design packages. But I don’t.
So…what gives? Am I up to no good?
There isn’t a disconnect. And I’m not trying to rip you off. Quite the opposite. When I’m through preparing a book for print, you can order as many books as you want without going through me. Why is this a good thing for you? Because you won’t be paying me to order them. I set you up an account with one of the world’s most trusted book-on-demand publishers (Ingram Spark), show you how to order books for yourself, and get out of the way.
Don’t forget—you’re an independent, self-published author! In this world, independence is the name of the game, and I like to help you have as much of that as possible. Yes, I help with editing and designing, but those are things you need help with. You don’t need help ordering stuff online. You’ve mastered it by now…right?
Want to get twenty-five or fifty copies of your book to sell out of your trunk? No problem. Prefer 1,000. Go for it! Regardless, getting those books is going to be much cheaper if you order them on your own rather than have me or some other middleman do it for you.
Don’t believe me? Find out for yourself! Click here if you know the approximate size and length of your book to find out the cost of ordering one or more copies of your book. When you go to the site, feel free to play around with the book size and cover options to see how the pricing works.
Then when you’re ready to move forward with your book dreams, drop me a line to get started.