For book/ebook authors, publishers, & self-publishers
After approximately twenty hours work formatting, inputting keywords, checking typo and graphics, and verifying material, my proofs are finally on their way. I can't wait to see all eleven of my books in print form. There is one tiny inconvenience, however...
Many years ago, I did publish three of my books, DEGENERATES, FROSTPROOF, and PULP in print form through iUniverse. What a huge mistake that has turned out to be. Not only was the experience a total waste of money (only about a dozen ever sold through them) they are now coming back to haunt me.
It seems the hard copies still exist in cyberspace and now compete with myself with both space on the homepages and royalties. The saving grace is that these books are priced between $80 - $100 a piece compared to my prices of $4.99- $5.99. I dreadfully hope that my readers will see the cost before hitting the buy button. The other indication is that the covers of these old books are drastically different than the current versions.
Will try to erase these remnants of my past as soon as I figure out how.