When I made the decision to go indie, I knew it would mean putting out more money for my books. So far, that's definitely been the case. I'm purchasing covers, which are gorgeous by the way. I'm paying editors. I'm purchasing different promotional services. In a word, it's expensive!
But my hope is that my books will reach more readers. I've been lucky that my editing jobs are covering my expenses for my books. I just hope I wind up with a little extra spending cash in the end. That would be nice, right? It's scary not knowing if you'll make back your investment, but that's nothing new for the world of publishing.
In the meantime, I'll just stare at my pretty covers and hope others see them and scoop up these books!
Does the idea of putting out money before you see any in return scare you as much as it scares me?
*If you have a question you'd like me to answer from the other side of the editor's desk, feel free to leave it in the comments and I'll schedule it for a future post.