Because I want to, that’s why.
It’s much more cost efficient to simply release an Ebook because it is very unlikely that you will sell many print books. Still, it’s not about that. I’m not sure if I will ever publish a print version of any of my future books. But this one? This one’s gonna be a book that I can hold in my hands.
For the most part, I’m working hard to think like a businesswoman. When you self-publish, you are both the author and the publisher. You’re the creative talent and the business owner. The author is the one with the creative fire and passion. She’s the one that writes with her heart and fights for her characters and her story. She wants to love the cover. She wants to publish the book the way she always dreamed it would be.
The publisher’s job is to publish a book that readers will want to buy and read. She demands that the story be perfectly edited and that it will have a marketable concept. The cover should grab attention, yet still be easily identifiable by genre. Her job is to be analytical and to make solid business decisions.
Releasing a self-published print book is probably not a wise business decision. Very few books are likely to sell, and it costs far more to pay a printer than it does to simply publish an Ebook.
Right now, I’ve got the businesswoman side tied up and gagged in the closet. She can come out once I have a print copy of Queen Henry. I know it’s a business decision that I’m making with my heart instead of my head, but I don’t care!
I’m the boss.
I make the rules.
I’ve been a writer for almost two decades.
This is my favorite book and i want to see it in print.
Any questions, businesswoman??
I didn’t think so.
I promise I won’t always make poor business decisions, but they say pick your battles and I chose this one.
I promise that seeing Queen Henry in print and being able to flip through the pages will be worth it, whatever the cost.
– Linda Fausnet
P.S. Since writing this article, I’ve decided to publish ALL of my books in paperback. Because I want to. So Nyahhh.
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