A couple days ago, my proof copy of my new Mediations book arrived, and it was a cathartic experience if I’ve ever had one. This has been a long journey for these works.
So, the works just sat in my computer. I added to them by completing A Love Story, but right after that my “artsy period” ended, and on to theoretical things I went (and lots of fiction that’s still being written). I’ve looked into various self-publishing options, but none seemed all that viable.
Until I found Booksurge, an amazon.com company that does print on demand books. It was extremely easy, and I highly recommend it. If you’re able to simplify the process to where all you have to do is submit pdf. files, it costs only about $100 (which includes an ISBN and being sold by all amazon sites). If you need more help with things, it costs more. Authors get a fairly large royalty on all booksales, buy books at a discount, and are promoted by Booksurge to larger publishers.
So, for people who want to self-publish books, and can do a bunch of the process themselves, Booksurge is a good way to go. My rep was Whitney Strachan, and you should definitely email her if you’re interested (email: her firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you’re wondering what I was like as a creator before I got deeply entrenched in the theory, these works trace most of it. While I’ll continue to put these works online (upping the updates to twice a week), as a book is really how I’ve always intended them to be presented. Its great to finally see/hold it.