A couple of years ago, before I had even finished writing the book, I first explored the costs of creating a paperback version for Fractured Facade and I was discouraged. I didn't have the skills or knowledge to even think about the daunting process. Coupled with the fees a site like CreateSpace charged for their premium help, I didn't consider it, and was content with having "just" an eBook. After I published the eBook, I ignored the statements of some who asked if I would ever publish a "real" book, but figured I'd give it some time and see if the sales justified the expense of possibly publishing a paperback in the future.
Well, it's been a year since I released my debut novel, the eBook version finding its way into over 10,000 hands, or at least buried deep in over 10,000 Kindles. Most of that five digit number is from free copies, but I have also received a decent share of checks as well. Since the release, I no longer have to depend upon an entity like CreateSpace to take over the design and formatting. I am fortunate I have a daughter who has the capability, and more importantly the creative talent, to execute exactly what I request. Yay iMac!
It wasn't an easy-peasy, bing-bang process, but at the end of the day, we did it, and we're still talking to each other!
Fractured Facade in paperback is now available at CreateSpace and Amazon.
If the book is ordered through CreateSpace eStore I receive a higher royalty than through the Amazon site, but Amazon offers better exposure and rankings. I'm thrilled wherever, and whatever version of the book is bought. In fact, even if you don't buy it from there, or already have it, it would be great if you could click on the Amazon site and "like" the paperback as I understand that helps somehow in the secret world of Amazon Algorithms. And by all means after you read it, please consider leaving a review.
I have to admit it felt more satisfying to rip open the cardboard package and hold an actual book, my book, in my hands than it did when I hit the "download now" button and saw the electronic version spring onto my Kindle screen.
Now that I'm a "Paperback Writer," is it a "real" book now?