Self-publishing a book: anyone done this before?

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Re: Self-publishing a book: anyone done this before?

Post by Giggler1 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:49 am

Hi slmkhoo, thanks so much for your prompt reply!

I will pass the link to the kids and let them handle it themselves.

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Re: Self-publishing a book: anyone done this before?

Post by slmkhoo » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:13 pm

Giggler1 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:49 am
Hi slmkhoo, thanks so much for your prompt reply!

I will pass the link to the kids and let them handle it themselves.
Just thought of something else - if they are planning to print the books, they should think about quantity. If less than 300 copies, digital printing is cheaper than offset, but most digital printers only use standard paper sizes (A4, A5 etc), not paperback book sizes (9"x6", 8.5"x5.5" etc). So when they format the book, they should start with the right paper size (saves work later). If they plan on printing more than 300 copies, offset printing is cheaper per book, and they can do different sizes. I expect they won't want that many copies!

For ebook, they don't need to specify size.

Also, technically, any book published in Singapore needs to be deposited with National Library. They can also apply for ISBN. See:
https://www.nlb.gov.sg/deposit/home/index

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Re: Self-publishing a book: anyone done this before?

Post by Giggler1 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:28 pm

Your advice is very helpful!

Thanks.

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Re: Self-publishing a book: anyone done this before?

Post by Vince19 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:53 am

I am also interested to try this one too! I have worked as a ghostwriter for a Taiwanese fiction writer and the book that she published was a big hit in 2015. Finally, I have the courage to try this one out but I don't know where to start. I have finished several fiction stories that I have kept for years and I wanted to publish this and make an income out of it.

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