How Much Does It Cost to Self-Publish a Book? 4 Authors Share Their Numbers

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How much does it cost to publish a book? Four self-published authors share the details behind what they spent to self-publish.

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22 comments

  • Annette Rochelle Aben

    I haven’t read this yet so when I make my statement here, it is without knowing what services the others used. Personally, all I have ever spent in $$ to publish (not market, just to get the physical book created) was the cost of ordering a proof, which was well under ten dollars. For me, self- publishing has been very affordable!

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    • This is a great inside look at self-publishing, which does require an investment. It is good for aspiring authors to know that Self-Publishing a book is not free, but it also doesn’t have to cost very much. Of course, the more you put in the more you get out. This is a great post idea and I will draft a separate post on my financial experience with self-publishing soon on my own blog. It really varies what you could pay to self-publish and will go into an authors decision on how to price the book as well. Because I want my prices lower, these authors invested much more than I did lol. But then again they also have more experience. In any event, post coming soon.

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    • Since my journey is imminent, I thought I had better ask about other’s journey. Thanks for letting me know, Annette. I want to learn how to do my own book covers, next. 😉

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      • Annette Rochelle Aben

        The covers are a hoot. Do you have Micro Soft Publisher? That is what I used to create the last two. For the others, I simply used the templates on Create Space. I use all my own artwork, photographs, etc. FUN! I tell you! FUN!

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  • Annette Rochelle Aben

    Because my books are different than novels, I have not required the services of editors per se. I have had people beta read and offer suggestions, which I took to heart and followed. Also, I do all the layout, typesetting and cover creation myself. Should I start writing different books, I am convinced I would gladly reach out to editors, et al. Although, I must say, until it becomes such that I have not the time to do it, I do enjoy the actual creation of the books, covers and all. Heck, I have even been hired to do it for others… Fun stuff, for sure! 🙂

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    • Will you do a post about making covers? I know many of us are not sure what to do next?

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      • Annette Rochelle Aben

        Let me see what I can come up with. As I have never walked anyone else through it, I have to figure out how to explain it. 🙂 I know that there are places others go to for visuals, I have yet to use stock footage…. Ya know, there is a great tutorial on TSRA blog that Paul Day did, about using Power Point. I also have PP, however I have yet to attempt using it to make a cover. Paul’s tutorial is masterful, indeed.

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  • Publish . . . smumlish! What’s important is what it cost to market the damn book. But I can tell ya how much—down to the last penny. It takes your goddamn soul. That what it takes!!!!

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  • Annette Rochelle Aben

    I’m up for this… So, I’ll rustle some chow whilst Andrew writes, Colleen smiles and Danny goes outside and does his business. Taking food orders…

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