Self-Publishing my Book
Yesterday, Emil and I attended a wonderful workshop at Paulina Springs Books, here in Redmond. Ginger Dehlinger, the presenter, was just delightful and a fantastic public speaker. She recently self-published her novel, Brute Heart. Please visit her blog at http://www.bruteheart.blogspot.com/. I took seven pages of notes, and I am SO GLAD we attended the workshop. She spoke about the process to self-publish a book, why to choose self-publishing versus an agent and publisher, developing a marketing plan, and the costs involved. Very informative! I also won a copy of her book as a door prize, and I have already started reading it. You can order the book from her blog above or download it to your iPad (Mother!).
Inspired by some of her information, I incurred my first expense today towards publishing my novel. Are you ready?? Red pens and highlighters. I will supply my two beta readers with these items plus a printed manuscript. Hooray!