I only talked about Lightning Source here, not Ingram's new self-publishing platform, IngramSpark, because I'm already on Lightning Source. If anyone's had any dealings with IngramSpark, I'd love to hear about them!
Making those decisions in a vacuum is never a good idea -- it's too easy to waste time when you should have spent money or throw away money when a little time and effort would have done far more good. Hopefully this has helped you to approach these decisions a bit better prepared.
Self-publishing continues its exponential growth. More and more authors are choosing this route for presenting their work to the public. But there is one domain that self-published authors rarely think about: legal issues.
t's funny how authors often think that being an author doesn't require an investment. Hey, you wrote the book and that should be enough, right? Decide on your investment and then ask yourself: How much money am I willing to lose? Yes, I said lose.
When I was a schoolgirl, every September our teachers would ask us to write about: "What I did on my summer vacation." And even though I've long since matriculated, as Labor Day rolls around I like to pause and reflect on what I did with my summer.
That said, there's nothing wrong with offering your book on your website or ramping up ways to sell it direct to consumer. The process might take time, but here are some ideas that could help you move a sale from Amazon to your website.