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Depending on an author’s goals, self-publishing a book can come with very little cost or can come with expenses nearing the $10,000 – $15,000 range. For most of our authors, on average, an author may spend up to $10,000 to bring their book to fruition after hiring a publishing consultant, a qualified team of editors, a cover designer, a book layout designer, and the additional production items such as an ISBN or establishing a publishing imprint. For these reasons, some authors have turned to crowdfunding as a way to offset the costs or to fund the book production completely.
It’s November! Which means it’s also National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo, for short!) Now, NaNoWriMo has historically been acknowledged as the month to write a full novel start to finish, but some writers, we take it as a kick-in-the-butt to write something each day – whether that’s one short story a day or a piece of poetry a day.
Locally and globally, in your community and around the world, it’s possible to create connections and memorable experiences with readers by utilizing some fun and interesting ways for them to interact with your book. You’ll need to keep a few copies on hand to give away. And if the cat scratches the cover, don’t throw it away—use it for one of these five nifty, inexpensive opportunities to get others involved in the marketing of your book.
A book club kit is like a treasure chest filled with everything you need to enhance your reading group’s journey. It’s a curated collection of resources designed to deepen your exploration of a chosen book and facilitate spirited discussions among members.
Today I am sharing a few of my favorite book buying and book signing table examples, along with tips on how to produce all the author extras you’ll want to offer your readers–such as bookmarks, business cards, buttons and pins and more to lean into their discomfort and dig into their daily choices with a lens of gratitude.