It is now official, we will be selling books at Russ’s Market at 70th and Van Dorn this coming Wed. and Thursday between 4-8PM. So come out and get a copy of Kody’s new book, or my new book about Bloody Mary! We will also be at the Russ’s Market at 17th and Washington this coming Memorial Day weekend between 12-5pm. The following week we will be at the Russ’s store at 66th and O on Wed. and Thursday evening between 4-8pm.
The folks at Russ’s Market have been very supportive and we do appreciate their willingness to work with local authors like they do. It makes it much easier to present our books to the public this way.
On June 3rd, we will be at the Farmer’s Market at the Nebraska Crossing, and on June 17th we hit the Homestead Days in Beatrice, so with this busy schedule our books are getting a chance at some distribution. I thought with the new website, I would see sales soar, but alas, I have only had 6 sales on the site in the last six months. So therefore, I have to be more aggessive when it comes to Markets and other avenues where I can get exposure.
While I do appreciate the hits I keep receiving on my site, from those loyal enough to read about what I am doing, I need more sales to keep putting out my books.
Kody and I have started a new website, Gun and Cannonball Productions, to help other kids and adults who want to self-publish their own books. So far, we have had about 12 hits per day from those pursuing this avenue of seeing their books in print. So go check it out at www.gunandcannonballproductions.co.cc
We estimate, if we want to help someone publish their own works, we must charge $10 per page for our services, which will result 50 copies of their own book. All rights stay with the authors and they can sell them wherever there is a market. Once the initial Master Copy of their book is printed, they will own this, as well, and at their own expense, they can continue to print their own books.
The alternative route is they can submit to a publisher, then either get a prompt rejection or wait for 2-3 years before their book is published. Or they can self-publish. If anyone thinks our $10 per page fee is too much, then go to several online publishers and check out what you will pay to end up with just 10 books and little in the way of marketing your end results. Ex-Libris or iuniverse.com or Author’s Choice, do a great job, but they do not leave you with many books for all the money you pay them.