My Working-and-didn’t-prepare-a-blog Post :-)

Picture 148

This is an older photo when clouds existed and water ran free and lowly grunts ate fruit from trees and din’t have to review portfolios and file paperwork!

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15 Responses to My Working-and-didn’t-prepare-a-blog Post :-)

  1. dorannrule says:

    This is a lovely “old” photo” from when “clouds existed.” Beautiful!

  2. pattisj says:

    ‘Tis a lovely shot.

  3. nutsfortreasure says:

    Nice reflections!

  4. Art a la Dali! (Maybe that’s where he got his inspirations?) If you could paint a picture just like that, you might be on your way to fame and fortune. 🙂

    • That would be nice. The fortune part. 🙂

      • It beats writing. 🙂
        I got quite the shock when I sat down one day with costs on one side ($9 apiece plus artwork, shipping and handling) and a reasonable selling price of my book on the other — minus the 40% markup the bookstore will want — and figured that on I’ll make basically nothing through retail sales. If could sell them all privately and keep that 40%, I should make a penny an hour.
        I’m hoping I’ve miscalculated somehow.

        • Yikes! How’s a gal to make a livng?

        • I’ve chosen the way of print-on-demand. If a person has the money, it’s better to lay it out and get 500 copies– or better yet, 1000 –printed at once. (A friend who did paid out $7500 in total for 1000 copies. You may need to mortgage the house.) You’ll take the loss if they don’t sell, but the basic cost per book would be lower.
          I can set a higher selling price on my book, but that may well affect the number of copies sold. I fall back on hope: this is the way I felt to go and it will work out. But worry wants to buzz around like a wasp. You know the feeling?

        • Have you thought about Kindle sales?

        • Now that is one thing I haven’t taken into account. Thanks for reminding me! I’m not sure how to look at them, though, as I’m not familiar enough with the concept. Books sell really cheap, but no overhead, right?
          On the plus side, my manuscript did get a good review from an editor at Friesen Press and will be listed in their catalogue. My package includes Nook, Kobo, Google eBookstore and Apple iBookstore distribution, too, which should help.
          I’m fearful by nature, but sometimes a person just has to take a chance and be prepared to promote her dream as needed. Also, learning always costs something, no matter what “program” you use. This is turning into a serious lesson in self-publishing. 🙂

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