First of all, I had a great response for book reviewers. Thank you all so much. There’s still one more ebook to giveaway so pm me if you’re still interested!
I thought it might be a good time to show a run down of what it cost me to get this book published if anyone was curious.
Expenses so far:
Music donation for book trailer= $20
Photos for my book trailer= $60
Ebook cover= $150
Full print cover= $30
Chapter vignette graphic= $15
Ebook formatting files= $150
Smashwords formatting file= $50
Print formatting file= $100
Extra formatting since I added the bibliography after the fact= $75
ISBN #’s = $250 (for ten and I used two for the ebook and print) = $50
Bar code for print version= $25
Editing = $375
Copyediting = $175
Website (per year for domain)= $25
Grand Total= $1,300
Obviously, you could do this for less money if you forgo a book trailer, format yourself, or decide not to make a print version.
So if I sell my book for $2.99, and at the very least make $1.79 a copy with premium catalog retailers, than I will have to sell around 727 ebooks to break even. Who says algebra wouldn’t come in handy later?
Selling 727 ebooks is my first goal. No matter how long it takes, this will be the carrot I’ll dangle above my head. That breaks down to 60 ebooks a month, 15 ebooks a week, to 2 ebooks a day. 2 ebooks a day! That is completely possible. Plus, if I sell my print version it will help get there even faster.
Writing is so fulfilling for me, so to break even will make it possible to keep going. It would be great if I made money, but if I can at least not lose money with my passion than that is all I can hope for.