Ok, so I will admit that I am a total newb when it comes to all things publishing. I understand that as a self publisher you wear many hats.
What I don’t understand is why it is so hard to find what you’re looking for, what you need, and obtain it easily.
Recently I hired a guy to design the cover for The Genesis Project : Prophecy of the Seven. He had ample experience and his portfolio… ah-may-zing!
At the time I couldn’t believe my luck! This guy had cut me a deal understanding that I am a hopeful first time self publishing author.
He asked what my book was about and my different main characters – which can get confusing Reighlyn D’Crey is the main character who share her spot light with six sub mains.- I gave him my idea, my vision for the cover and he did the complete opposite.
What he did was great but not what I needed or could use, worse he had already received payment.
Just to be clear I am not complaining. I simply want to inform other hopefuls like myself, finding someone who can and will do quality work at a small price is hard to come by.
Finding someone to proofread and edit.
How is it possible for first time self publishing authors to publish IF editing costs 1/3.5 cents a WORD? Lol my first book is just under 47K. That’s a lot of cash – I’m not saying it’s not worth it or not to do it. If you have the money go for it!-
There has to be a better way.
I found Fiverr.
While I still had to save to get my book edited I paid a 1/4 of what everyone else asked.
Research, research, research.
Finally I’ve decided to give it a go on designing my own cover. I have training in Adobe products so why not. Lol.
It may work out in my favor, it may not, we’ll see.
As it stands I still plan on launching The Genesis Project : Prophecy of the Seven soon. Maybe sooner than anticipated. 🙂