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Offline adriandiglio

Independent Editor, Print-On-Demand, & Kickstarter thread
« on: January 21, 2015, 06:49:08 AM »
After quite some time playing the field in the publishing industry, I've decided to take the reins and do it myself. I want to share my book with the world and turn my dream into a reality; all I need is an editor to ensure that I deliver a quality product (and I have one standing by!). When hunting for an independent editor, I got lucky when I asked the editor of my short story to see if he would be up for the opportunity - he jumped at the chance.

So I've launched a Kickstarter campaign to make it all happen! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/adriandiglio/the-soul-smith-epic-fantasy-novel

My novel, The Soul Smith, is all original fantasy with new races of creatures (I stayed away from dwarves, elves, and orcs), a new magic system, and new deities. I used my skills as a dungeon master to do the world building and brought it to life with thousands of years of rich history.

I also really want to share the Print-On-Demand service provider that I will be using. IngramSpark is apart of the Ingram Content Group, one of the nations largest distributor of books. Not only can they do hardcover prints, but they also have one of the largest distribution networks around. I've read of other authors using Ingram were able to get their POD books into Barnes & Noble bookstores too (but that's mostly due to the fact that Ingram accepts returns). I hardly ever hear anything about different Print-On-Demand services, so I wanted to share!

Since I had to struggle to put this whole project together, (researching Kickstarter, hunting for an independent editor, and analyze POD options) I wanted to share what I've learned with others.