I get this question a few times each week: what should I expect to spend on getting my book published?
So…based on my experience of self publishing 15 books over 4 years, here ya go! Hope it helps!!
What to expect to pay to self publish your book:
*Anywhere from $2,000-$10,000. This is NOT a place to cut costs.
*Ask other authors for illustrator recommendations.
*What do ask the illustrators you interview:
*Anywhere from $50-$500.
*Ask other authors for recommendations.
*Questions for them:
*Anywhere from $100-$500.
*Ask for recommendations from other authors.
*Questions to ask:
*Anywhere from $0 on up.
You have two choices:
Print on demand:
Total publishing costs are at least $3000 UNLESS you can illustrate your own books!
How you can afford it:
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Self publishing is a lot of work and money and yes- it’s a risk. But. You can do it! Believe in yourself. Have a plan. Ask for help when you need it. Offer help and support to others in return. Join Facebook groups (I run my own HERE) and meet and support other authors. Don’t give up on your dreams.