Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Pos and Negs of Self-Publishing

When a writer gets a yen to write, she doesn't do it because she's thinking about getting rich, as much as she's fulfilling an inner-need to plant a seed she's been given, to see the harvest it yields.  When God gifts you with a talent, you can't walk around with the gift in your hand. You've got to do what you can to multiply it. (Matthew 25:14-30).

And so, this book. After doing the hard work of spending hours and months pulling the project together, the joy comes when the final upload is done and the work is finished. A little negative not many authors talk about is the fact that less than a third of the base cost ends in the pocket of the writer; substantially less than the total cost of a book. No, novice writers aren't trying to get rich quick. They are merely trying to earn a few pennies' reward for the fun, but difficult, work they've done. Note: The joy of reading a completed work is priceless. I have this on my Kindle and read it every time I get a little "blue". It makes me smile. Of course, by now I know the words by heart; but, I like to look at the pictures. In a strange way, I have observed adults read this "children's book" and it seems to make them smile, too. Weird? Maybe.

 Listed below is the link to Amazon where you can purchase the Kindle-edition of the book for U.S. $0.99 or the paperback version for $9.95. I am glad to say that Amazon is currently running the paperback version on special for $8.96. If you'd like to take a look, or better yet, make a purchase, here is the link:

BTW, if you buy the paperback copy, the cost for the Kindle version is FREE. Of course, Amazon has you covered. If you don't have a Kindle, they offer a free Kindle APP download. Cool! 

THANK YOU  for supporting the efforts of a newbie author.
Val Arie

P.S. In time, I really would like to expand this project to other e-readers and Smashwords; but, that's probably another few months in the making.
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