Indie authors, self-publishing and crowdfunding; oh why?

Sharing this again for your reading pleasure. Tis’ the season!

Not My Straitjacket

I made the decision to self-publish my children’s book, Loved Like Me after realising several very important things.

  1. No one is going to care about my book as much as I do.
  2. I have the resources at my fingertips to make this happen via the internet and networks IRL.
  3. Agents cost money once the contracts are signed. I do not want to share my profits from this book with anyone besides (possibly) a charity.
  4. This book is not something mainstream and would have been harder to continue to market to publishers.
  5. I have the experience in writing and I have done the research in marketing to know I can make this happen on my own.
  6. I have a supportive family and a talented illustrator, Rob Nicholson, whom has already invested their time supporting my dreams. Support teams are crucial when going it alone and mine is awesome!
  7. On-line publishing takes…

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