I have been spending the past 20 minutes deciding what to do about my first book. I had started the publishing process on Lulu but I didn't go far: adding your own ISBN adds £2 to the manufacturing cost of each book (the costs I had been quoted were already too high for my taste, but I was ready to compromise.).
This wasn't mentioned anywhere.
So I got really annoyed; over the past 6 months, I have spent hours and hours sorting out the documents, working out the pricing, etc. for publication on Lulu. Everything was super complicated, but I thought I would manage.
Now, somehow, I don't think I will, and I am giving up. This was the last straw.
I probably could try and publish the book without an ISBN, which will make the whole process much simpler, but that's not the point at all: I am very serious about publishing my books and I do not want to do something that looks unprofessional.
So I Am a Muse will not be published in 2012.
I am now going to go over my options and see if it would be possible for me to deal directly with a printer. Basically, what I need is a book printer who is sympathetic to the needs of a very small, independent publishing imprint who wants to publish quality books at as low a price as possible! The search starts NOW!
I think therefore I write.
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