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GingerOpal
Ginger Opal
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United States
Meep!

Current Residence: Idaho
Personal Quote: It's not how smart you are, it's how you are smart.
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Happy new year everyone! I'm looking forward to 2017 so much! I have so many goals I'm excited to tackle and, hopefully, I've organized them in a way that I can get them done!

So I want to self-publish my novel "Realms and Remedies". The deeper I dig into the publishing industry, the more convinced I am that self-publishing is the way for me to go, in spite of the "not good enough for a traditional publisher" stigma that goes with it, which is untrue. I've read some pretty awful traditionally published books, as well as some stellar self-published books. In the end, regardless of publisher, it all comes down to the author's ability. Whether my book succeeds or fails, in the end, I want to be the sole owner of my book. Because I think it's really good. :heart:

So I've been looking at self publishers, and narrowed my options down to four. I was wondering if any of you have any experience with these publishers.
Lulu
CreateSpace
AuthorHouse
Outskirts Press

If you've worked with any of these publishers, which one would you recommend? Pros and cons? I plan to publish both physical and e-books (and an audio book, which I'll do through Amazon). Of course I'll be creating my own cover and illustrations, but everything else I'll have to depend on the publishing packages offered by these publishers.

I'm hoping to have the first book available in 2018. There's still some more editing (eternal editing!) to do. And I need to get started on the illustrations and the cover. Before I can do that, I need to know what the format of my book will be, so I've got to pick a publisher first.

I hope everyone has an awesome 2017! :dance:

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:iconmorloth88:
Morloth88 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017   Digital Artist
Hi Ginger
do you have a RedBubble or Society6?
or other place to by merch with your art?
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017
Thanks for the fave  :)
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haius Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Hobbyist
remember when I made this thing?  DURRRRR by haius

this is the greatest accomplishment of my life
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GingerOpal Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017
It's truly glorious! Fescu wishes he was as beefy as some of those guys.

Also it cracks me up that there are blue and green Fescus. :XD:
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PaintFeathers Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Student Filmographer
Hey how's self publishing going!
Sometimes I remember about your book and wonder about it.
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GingerOpal Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017
It got put on hold for a few months. I'm going to jump-start it again this week and get the darn thing done and edited so it's ready to illustrate by new years. :)
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PaintFeathers Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Student Filmographer
Nice and good luck, good to know what's going on with your story! :D
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Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017   General Artist
Sorry I'm late to this but HAPPY BIRTHDAY:iconrainbowbummiecakeplz:Birthday cake  icon Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D happy DA B-day :3 1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday 1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday 1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday 1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday 1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday 1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday 1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday 1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday 1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday  :iconcakepinkplz: :iconrainbowwaveplz1::iconrainbowwaveplz2::iconrainbowwaveplz3:
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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
Nice gallery:)
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Heepee Birfee!  :hug:  :party:  :pie:  :cake:  :cookie:  :glomp:
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