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The Best Place to Self-Publish Your Book (a Fresh Look)

Chris always puts it out there in black and white. Great advice on what to do and how to do it for new authors when publishing your book. Thanks for the tips, Chris! ~Elle


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Where Should You Self-Publish Your Book?

Maybe you’ve written a book. (That’s amazing, by the way.) Maybe you’re thinking about writing a book.

Or maybe you’ve self-published before, and you’re wondering if the option you used is still the best option for you. After all, book publishing is dynamic.

The best place for you to publish depends on which type of book you’ve written and which marketing ideas (if any) you have in mind (or you’re willing to try with earnest).

99.9% of self-published authors should be thinking one main word: AMAZON.

However, there are different ways to go about making your self-published book available on Amazon.

Even if you get most of your sales from Amazon, there are other ways to help supplement the sales that you draw from Amazon. And there are a few self-published authors who are highly successful with…

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About Elle Knowles

Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress. Recently published is Coffee-Drunk Or Blind - a nonfiction story of homesteading in the Alaska wilderness with her parents and four siblings, told through letters by her mother and remembered accounts from the family.

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  1. Thanks for sharing. I learned lots of interesting things from this post. Technology has brought about some wonderful opportunities for authors.

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  2. Hi Elle – this re-blog prompted me to have another look at your site too, and hadn’t realised you had published the Alaska book! Will get myself a copy – how are the sales going?

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  3. I used createspace/amazon. But my 100 full color cartoons book was very very expensive to set up and all pics not like mere text. Then color pics expensive to print. Createspace needed about $11 per book to manufacture and sell plus $4 to amazon and sell there too putting cost at about $15 per book to get 87 cents royalty. I would not pay that much for my book if I was a buyer.Maybe $5 max.

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    • I’m not sure what the difference is in publishing including color pictures or just print. Chris may have that info. I have heard the cost can get up there with color prints. My first book had no pics but my second one had some black and white. That was not as costly as I thought it would be. I did have to call KDP and they walked me through the process when publishing my ebook because I couldn’t get the pics to load – which was nice. ~Elle

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