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Doo-Doo-Dooooooo! THEY'RE OFF!

Well, that's that.

Just uploaded the book to CreateSpace.  Hannah Singer, Celestial Advocate will now be reviewed by the staff to make sure my files are compliant and my material isn't too objectionable.  Went with the Pro Plan and selected every distribution channel I could.

Here's how the stats shake out:

Hannah Singer, Celestial Advocate
7 stories (okay, so maybe "short stories" is a misnomer)
83,500 words (give or take)
184 pages
6X9 size
Price point:  $15

Regular sales under Pro Plan:
Cost to print:  $3.03 each.
Amazon's cut of sales:  $9.03
My cut of sales:  $5.97

Distribution channels:
Amazon's cut:  $12 and change
My cut:  a little under $3

Keep in mind, it is print on demand, so of course, you'll be paying more than a traditional publisher.  But those also require a LOT more cash up front.  For $39, if the book flops, I'm not out anything.

Once they verify the files, I need to order a copy of the book as a proof.  If it checks out, the book goes on sale.  I'm hoping to have it ready to go by next weekend.  Wish me luck.

Comments

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pinkmossrose
Oct. 24th, 2010 11:54 pm (UTC)
Good luck! ^_^
mongrelheart
Oct. 25th, 2010 12:40 am (UTC)
Yay! That's awesome! Wishing you all the best :):):)
mornblade
Oct. 25th, 2010 02:24 am (UTC)
You mean I can't buy it right now? Damn!
ozma914
Oct. 25th, 2010 07:55 am (UTC)
Luck, and congrats!
mardeen
Oct. 26th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
Congratulations! I hope you sell a million copies!!
ozma914
Nov. 9th, 2010 11:30 am (UTC)
So how are you liking CreateSpace so far? It looks like I'm going to be publishing my history of the local fire department through POD, and now I need to settle on a publisher.
sinetimore
Nov. 10th, 2010 11:04 am (UTC)
I'm liking them. They've responded promptly to e-mails, they are very easy to use (especially when choosing the extended distribution channel), they are certainly head and shoulders above Lulu. I would suggest going with them.
ozma914
Nov. 11th, 2010 06:24 am (UTC)
The only major issue I have with them so far is that I want to put a lot of photos in, and only 10 graphics come free with the package I'm looking at. That's not insurmountable, though; I'm still shopping around, but they're clearly a good company.
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