Recently I have started to give serious consideration to the idea of publishing The Spiral Tattoo and other tales of Gurt and Fursk in eBook form myself. Yes I am considering self publishing.
Now most of my experience of self publishing has been in the form of having terrible vanity works, printed at the local copy-printers, being hawked in libraries by people impressed with their own non-talent. Yes that is harsh, but so true. As such I have been really reluctant to self-publish my own works in fear that I too will turn out to be a no-talent self deluded ninny.
However, with the growing success of eBooks, and the large number of self published, and quality self published at that, Ebooks within that market, I have been coming to the view that I should give that fear a good boot, and concentrate on being one of the best kick-arse self published eBook authors out there! Cos that’s how I roll!
Sorry, momentary self delusion grandiose vision there. 🙂
So, at the moment I am letting some queries run their course, but there is coming a point where I will need to make a decision. Do I do it myself? Do I try and hook up with one of those burgeoning companies that specializing in helping folks like me, for a cut of course.
I have a cover, which I think would work for the eBook format. I would need to pay for a good editor. That is one thing that is holding me back, I would need an editor I could both afford and trust enough to help me polish my book into something really salable!
So any thoughts most welcome. Which path is best? Convince me off the edge!