In September of last year I completed a draft of a book covering the first 18 months of living with Ray (not coincidentally, this Blog started from that 18 month point).
The book (my first) is intended to be a fundraiser for our local Humane Society and, as a result, provides me with a financial balancing act to perform. I would like to get as much professional support through the publishing/marketing process as possible, while keeping costs under control. I know that I am going to be “out of pocket”, and that is fine ………… within limits!
My dilemma, and where I am requesting any information that you would be comfortable sharing is where do I go from here? After more revisions/corrections/rewrites than I care to remember, I am now just awaiting “legal clearance” from the Humane Society and must then make a publishing decision.
“Traditional” publishing (e.g. Friesen Press; Authorhouse), with the inherent cost, is being considered, but then there is Lulu.com. I have also noticed a number of authors who appeared to have set up their own publishing company.
Given that the book is about a dog, and his Blog has Followers from all around the world, I would like to believe that the book could be marketed accordingly.
Any and all thoughts really appreciated and, if you wish to maintain privacy with the information you are prepared to share, then please email me.
Many thanks. Colin. (and, by association, Ray).