This week in Indie Publishing

Author Don Massenzio

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BOOK PUBLISHING: THE COST AND BENEFITS OF CREATIVE CONTROL

Fifteen months after its release, Ryann Ford’s book about America’s vanishing roadside rest stops has sold out of its first print run of 3,000 copies. Called The Last Stop, the book turned out just as Ford envisioned it, and she’s thrilled by its success. “It was and is one of the best things I’ve ever done for my career” because of all she learned from the experience, and the “street cred” it brings with clients. “They respect you more.”

But she’s in a dilemma, now that bookstores are trying to order more copies. “I would love to publish a second edition,” she says. The problem, she says, is that her publisher, powerHouse, is asking for another “subsidy”—amounting to many thousands of dollars in addition to what she paid to publish the first edition. Ford isn’t sure it is worth…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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One Response to This week in Indie Publishing

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Anna

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