Experimenting with print and ebook self-publishing
That cover is spot on.
I did like the cover version where the wolf dissolved as a foreshadowing of *SPOILER* the nanotech nature of it, but the "Boy and his Dog" image - in any version - is absolutely the right basic concept.
As I said on FB, I love that tag line. Again, perfection.
Some good and useful information in this article. Thanks!
Once we've moved to our final location I'll be adding this to my bookshelf.
I'm smiling, remembering the times when I've held physical copies of my own work. The utter surprise when my first story sold (a friend of mine submitted it to the magazine, so, literally the first I knew about it was when the magazine arrived in the mail with my check), the thrill of walking into a game shop a thousand miles from home and buying a different magazine with my work in it, the box I have full of all my articles for OC Weekly, buying my band's CD in a store - to this day that copy is shrink wrapped with the price sticker on it. Feels great!
NAA is a well done story. I hope the ebook/physical print finds an audience.
I love the cover. Well done! The options you mention are the same ones I was considering for my self-publishing project (when I get there) and I appreciate you sharing your experiences. I also write in Scrivener and have been debating the Reedsy program vs InDesign (which I have, but I'm not sure how they compare...) Anyway, good luck with your actual book!
Great cover! My journey has been the opposite. I started on the indie publishing route and have found my way to serials. Good luck with your journey. It can be overwhelming, but just taking one step at a time has helped me
I'm giving AI art a crack...
Such a great guide. Thanks for the motivation and info. Congrats on this next stage of your self publishing career! I’ll be eager to get a copy once it’s released.
Well done! Does it have that “new book” scent?
I get how pros wouldn't rate it (and naturally it's no substitute for human design) but for plebs like me with miniscule budgets, it opens a huge door. It's another internet leveller - in fact it doesn't strictly speaking level the playing field, but at least gives us a chance to play.