Pirate.KittyCat.Toon™ is finally completed as a book.
It evolved from idea through the images, to the music video, & finally to text.
Not the unusual manner of approach to be sure.
Projects unfold on their own, when given the freedom to do so.
Art is Magic.
Now what? I have orders for copies & am faced with all the options out there for publishing.
My research into this actually has raised more questions & concerns than I thought possible.
Print on Demand or print on my own & sell it from the back of my truck?
E-book or hard copy.
Book Shepard or Agent?
Over the next few weeks, I’ll blog about the process of getting a book published, out & sold in this economy.
With the trend towards ‘virtual’ publishing, what are the pitfalls of signing away first rights to an on-line producer?
Are actual books worth the trouble & effort of producing?
What kind of royalties can be expected; from POD sales, from downloads?
Are there difficulties in maintaining color integrity for artwork when every printer & device reads colors differently?
When one can’t afford an IT attorney, what measures can be taken by the author to protect the product & their rights?
I invite input from other bloggers on this subject.
Leave comments here or message me & I’ll interview you via email.
Also I’ll ask some of my LinkedIn connections for their info & advice to help encourage anyone who is involved, as I am, in bringing their book to readers, through the exploration of novel ways to print, promote & publish.
I’ve been over-whelmed by the response to my project.
Thank all of you who have expressed your enthusiasm.
It has kept me going.
As my old friend LuRain Penny tells me;
“Don’t just think outside the Box, use it for kindling!”