Adventures in Book Making & Marketing

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It’s been a while since my last update.  I apologize for this, and I hope to remedy my quietude as we progress through the next several weeks.  Above are some of my physical chapbooks.  I still have a stack to finish and send out to backers, and I hope to use some time either today or during my impending “cold day” off from work to get ’em completed.

I suppose this post will focus a bit on the things I’ve learned from self-publishing:

  • There are some really awesome people out there.  Without them, my dream of becoming fully published in this capacity could never have come true.
  • It’s expensive to get things printed in color.  I can only imagine the cost of getting things done for more traditional binding.
  • Using a needle and thread is more difficult than I thought.
  • Promoting your work after finishing is proving to be the hardest part.  Been trying to get at open mic nights, but my attempts have failed thus far.

Any ideas from those that have gone the self-publishing route?

Anywho, I’m off!  If you haven’t checked it out, give a look to my chapbook:  https://gumroad.com/l/ChasingDistantHorizons

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