Friday, September 9, 2011
If I were published in a book...
The $200 fee is to help cover publishing costs, formatting, editing, etc. She is allowing 1 picture per submission, which drives up publishing cost, too. Mister's first objection was over the cost, but I understand why Misty needs to charge. We can't expect her to front all the cost herself! I, unfortunately, have to put the fee in the "con" side of the page. $197 is a LOT of money for this household. As all of you military fams know, money is not free flowing in this lifestyle. The fee also gives the writers the option to participate in the affiliate writer selling program - meaning I would get 50% of the profit for every book I sold. So *IF* I chose to do it and *IF* ya'll actually bought a copy, I could gain back my share fee and put all the rest of the profits toward Duchenne research or set it aside to start saving for Andrew's future medical needs. For all I know the profit margin is around a nickle a book - I mean hopefully we're closer to dollarS a book, but I honestly have no idea. I just came across this last night, so it's all new to me.
So.......what do ya'll think? It's no secret that I'd like to be published one day and that eventually this blog will be turned into some kind of book in Andrew's memory, but should I start now? Is it too early? Is this the right project to start with? Would ya'll actually buy the finished book? Spill, please. I don't have a whole lot of time to make my decision!