This is also the first time, as of May 17, that Amazon’s print-on-demand wing CreateSpace has offered international distribution. (Good timing, right?) This global reach is yet another arrow in the quiver for independent publishers, and there has never been a better time to strike out on your own if that direction interests you.
Of course, this doesn’t mean my job is over; it’s only beginning. Publishing on your own requires a great deal of time devoted to book creation and marketing. Fortunately for me, one of my lifelong hobbies has been design, so the cover art and formatting are my own work. This represents a cost savings, but more importantly, developing the entire product was simply pleasurable, which should be the ultimate goal of any creative endeavor.
THE LOOKOUT is still considered the trial run for my imprint King’s Men Press. The journey thus far has been busy but rewarding. On the downside, my writing has taken a toll while I’ve focused on the chapbook’s publication. Now I look forward to taking a short break before I return to my current project with fresh eyes.
As always, thank you for reading this blog as well as my stories. I’ve been happy to hear from several readers, and I look forward to hearing from more. Enjoy the paperback.
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