” Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.” ~ Brian Tracy
Last week, our SHe Writes Steamboat meet-up group hosted the Colorado Independent Publishers Association www.cipacatalog.com for an event at the Bud Werner Memorial Library. The afternoon sessions were educational in nature and the President of the organization talked about various options in publishing and also the costs of independent publishing.
Over the weekend I reflected on what was presented and truly, there are so many variables that it is difficult to answer this question of what independent publishing costs without knowing which options best fits a persons needs. The presentation reinforced the importance of researching all the options, and also the importance of identifying your goals and objectives in independent publishing. Are you independently publishing a book for:
- a personal project – for family and friends only (such as a family memoir)?
- advancing your career and for gaining recognition in a field?
- becoming a professional speaker and for using your book as a resource in your speaking engagements?
- starting a small or medium sized independent publishing company?
- Determining your reasons for publishing will help you narrow down whether your project will be low-end budget (personal project) or whether it will involve a more substantial investment and commitment of resources. Also, would an e-book suit your needs as a starting point? Consider that.
Tomorrow we will be addressing more questions that you should ask yourself before starting the process of independent publishing. Do return!
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