So, today I used Createspace to make a physical edition of my first novel available to the public. The royalties are much lower with a physical edition – 70p per sale compared to £1.25 for the kindle edition. For some reason though, it’s the actual hands on paperback edition that I’m more excited about – the thought of someone sitting down with a physical copy of my book. I’m not sure why this is; financially it doesn’t make sense. I suppose it’s a combination of nostalgia, the idea that electronic literature could never replace the good old smell of a paperback, and the increased sense of accomplishment that you get from holding your glossy book in your hand.
Either way, either version, the next step for me is marketing: how to find the right audience for ‘The Lost Heirs’ and persuade them to buy (and review) it?

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