Saturday, March 5, 2011
How much does it cost to self-publish a book?
If you must publish at the lowest-possible cost, you can skip the ISBN, the copyright registration, the editor and designer, the professional photograph, and the proof. This way you can publish a book for next to nothing—but the book will probably be terrible and few people will read it or review it.
I recommend that writers have a budget of about $1,000 - $3,000 to pay for design and editing, printing several generations of corrected proofs if necessary, to send out news releases and review copies, and maybe to print business cards or promotional bookmarks.