This self-publishing thing is kinda crazy for a person like me who’s brain is always going hundreds of directions and a hundred miles and hour.
I published my first book on Amazon KDP first as an ebook, then published it as a paperback on Create Space and learned the hard way that it’s full of pitfalls in linking them. I did the next novel through Create Space as a paperback first and then converted it to an eBook – but there were still things I missed.
Create Space and Amazon KDP support have both been awesome. They have cleaned up things for me and clarified processes, so now I have made a check list for myself as I go through this process for the next book which will be out this year.
I have also read lots of tips from other self published authors and I have two writing coaches who offer help with wonderful tutorials and webinars that give me confidence in my efforts and confirm I am not the only writer facing these issues.
I am wondering if other writers have used sites that offer to market your work? Some are through Twitter and Facebook, and others through their own websites. Another question is about selling rights to a group in China who will release my book in that country. Is this legit and why would I need to do this to sell in China? If I sell the rights to them does this eliminate my ability to sell in any other country? It sounds very iffy.
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Stevie, never sell your rights! If you are publishing indie, you own the rights. Those people in China could be fake. Get their details, and google them.
That was my instinct, and I saw someone post about not getting paid royalties after they did that and it put me off the contact from this message from a Chinese tweet.
I was going to say the same thing about not selling your rights, my sister has self promoted music albums but never sold her music rights.
These stories are my babies and I can’t imagine them not being mine. Thanks for the input.
Do not sell your rights! I have also been really pleases with createspace and KDP.
I’m not letting go of the rights for anything.
Only sell the rights when they make a movie of it….and even then keep some control or approval of the screenplay!
Movie rights, that works for me!