I screwed up. L After extensive Print On Demand research, I knew I wanted to take the lower risk, minimal investment option of Create Space vs. Lightning Source but I underestimated the learning curve and formatting demands of the print ready process. I’m reworking elements and have bumped my POD release from 6/24 to 7/1. *grrr*
Today, I was going to rehash my CS vs. LS rationale. However, I stumbled upon Robin Sullivan’s brilliant blog WRITE TO PUBLISH and it’s amazing! I enjoy the business side of writing, but with a highly demanding corporate job, 2 small kids, and a hubby who travels M-F for work, I have to prioritize. Robin Sullivan’s blog has just leapt to the top of my priorities list.
Read Robin’s post Why Create Space is better than Lightning Source
Her post covers everything I learned in my research—only she says it more concisely and with the stats to back it up. Thanks Robin!
Conclusion: If you are thinking about going indie, add WRITE TO PUBLISH as part of your writer’s foundation.
Next steps: Fixing my CS formatting issues and aggressively focusing on my latest DOON revisions for editor X.
Your turn: What do you think about WRITE TO PUBLISH?