Currently in life, I have been trying to work my way towards publishing my children’s book. I spent 2 years perfecting the story line and hoping to find funding and an illustrator. Thankfully I had someone invest into my story so I could hire Joseph Cowman to do all the art for my book.
When I started looking for an illustrator, on illustrator.com, I was looking for something very specific. Every illustrator had crazy talent and did profound, stunning artwork… but it just didn’t call out to me. I ended up seeing Joseph’s work and knew instantly that I loved it.
Now here I am, almost a year later waiting for the final proofs of my book illustrations and I have no idea how to self publish my book.
The main reason I’m struggling is because there are so many options available on the market place. I have spoken with countless companies offering me a publishing deal where I will make royalties off of my books. I have looked into selling at farmers markets or antique stores. I have researched how to get my book on bookstore shelves. I’ve even looked into self publishing through Amazon.
Now I know what you’re probably thinking… “This can’t be that difficult”…. well that’s what I thought and now here I am trying to do it as my book is about to be finished and I am so lost.
Does something ever get so difficult that you just want to stop? Well this is exactly the place I’m at…. however I will not give up! I may want to but I will push through it and get to other side. I guess the reason I’m so stressed about this is because I don’t want to make the wrong deal and end up having to pay for it.
For the sake of not having a “what if” rant on my hands I will just let you imagine how you’d feel if you were trying to navigate selling your book all by yourself. Yea that’s where I’m at!
So now I have to make a decision if I plan on releasing the book by the Spring. At the end of the day what I’ve always been good at is praying to God and listening to what He guides me towards. It may sound weird to some but I have faith that it will work, because it has worked for me in the past.
All I can do is let this be in God’s hands, after all He is the reason I am writing the book anyways. It wouldn’t be very fair of me to suddenly cut Him out now.
If you have advice or any tips on publishing I’d love to hear about it!
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Remember always, “Your struggle is your strength”
– Kaitlyn Ariel Corsiglia –