Roughly two months ago, I mentioned that I would tell of any further publishing expenses for advertising, print runs, etc. I did a post called The Cost of Self Publishing where I broke down all of my expenses which added up to $1590. Not bad, but I learned that I could have done it for a lot less than that. It was a great learning experience.
The proof of my first print book from Amazon was only $3.80.
Advertising was $25.00 via Full Moon Book Tours. Plus, you can ask book reviewers to do a review of your book on their blog for free! They do that as their hobby so most are more than happy to do it for you.
So, the overall cost to self publish was just over $1600.00. My goal for my next book is to keep it under $1,000.
If you would like to share your experiences with self publishing and how you kept costs down, that would be awesome!
Also, after some honest feedback on my book cover via the blog tour, I decided to change the print cover to something more simple (But still punchy). I kept the original design for the Ebook though, since I wasn’t ready to let it go yet. 🙂
You can check out the new design here.