Still Thinking…

…about self-publishing. I was given some great advice about Joanna Penn’s blog The Creative Penn. I also found a few editors to check out: Caitlin R. O’Connell, Stacy Juba, and Amy Bai who are more within my price range. If you know of others, please let me know!

I also found a nifty little publishing company, Pandamoon, which I might check out just to see what their terms are. Still, if I can self-publish for around $1000 with editing and a book cover included, then why not do it myself? I’m also considering going with Draft 2 Digital as my distributor and have heard a lot of positive things about them. Apparently the ISBN is free through them, though they’ll then be the “publisher of record” but yet you can still put any publisher name you want…so I’m a little confused as to whose name will show when someone is actually ordering the book.

Right now I’m checking into  cover artists, and it seems like the prices vary, a lot! Again, if you have recommendations, let me know!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Liz Madrid
    Jun 08, 2016 @ 04:16:35

    Among book cover artists, I like James at and David at Even if they seem to only feature premade covers, they can also design covers for you. I’ve also used and Melody Simmons at as well as Daniela at

    As for ISBNs through D2D or other places like Smashwords, even if they are the publisher “on record,” it will have your name on it. That’s what it shows for my short story that I published through Smashwords and used their ISBN as well as Draft2Digital.


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