Social networking for romance readers
Highland Fling is now ready for launch (actually it's already for sale on Amazon but I'm not officially *launching* until the 29th - I wanted to get it up there and make sure it all worked okay first).
I'd like to say thanks for the tips and advice I received from you. They were much appreciated.
May I just ask one more thing please? I'm also going to publish it as a print on demand because I know some people still want a paper book. I'm looking at Lulu but also at Createspace (the free options) and I just wondered whether any of you have also gone with one of these (or another option) and if so, which one.
We used Lulu for our local writers group anthology. Unfortunately I didn't do the set up but once up and running, it certainly works great with people ordering from Amazon etc. You do have to make sure you chose certain distribution options when you set it up if you want the book to be sold via Amazon etc.
Thanks Kate. I'll take a look at the options. I think, from comparing the two, Lulu will "sell" the book for a cheaper price than if I go through Createspace. I assume that's because Lulu don't take such a large cut as Createspace. Strange really, bearing in mind Createspace IS Amazon.
WOW! Good for you...
I went with Createspace for a paperback version but there is a minimum price set by them, thus royalty via Amazon isn't as high as through Createspace direct. But who in the hell knows about Createspace besides authors?! You do have to contribute to proof copy fee and the book comes with a PROOF mark on last page of book, but you can use proof copies for sending out for review purposes the same as big pubs do. Basically Createspace is really easy to set up. I haven't trried Lulu so don't know what the set up is like.
PS, just popped over to Amazon: it's looking good. Is this what was The Stag Party?
Thanks for that.
Yes Highland Fling is the new title of The Stag Party. A friend suggested it and I think it does sound better. I blogged about it and posted on Facebook and twitter and the general reaction was positive.
We learn as we go along I guess :-).
Excited about launching it. I should be doing so much more but I'm taking it slowly. There's no great rush and the important thing is to write the next one.
Would appreciate a retweet or two on Wednesday, if you have a mo.