And having spent a long time debating the pros and cons of self-publishing, I thought it was an excellent opportunity to find out what the process entails - the nuts and bolts of it: from physically creating a cover, to formatting the layout of each page of my book.
It has taken time, most of it spent fiddling with section breaks, style headings, and page number formatting, but it has been worth it. I am now less daunted by the prospect of going through the process - although for my novels my plan is still to find an agent and trad publish.
I also choose to self-publish through Lulu rather than Amazon for three main reasons:
1) A larger profit margin on sales;
2) Lulu distributes (for free) through to all platforms, including Amazon;
3) I hate the Amazon monopoly on books selling and publishing.
Mostly Dark is available on ebook at these places:
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mostly-Dark-Miranda-…/…/ref=sr_1_1…
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mostly-Dark-Miranda-…/…/ref=sr_1_1…
There will be a print version available as well - in fact two: Pocket and A5 versions.
I will include the links when they are ready, but here's a look at the back cover:
"Like the phases of the moon, Mostly Dark waxes and wanes with thirty tales of darkness and light.
An intriguing maelstrom of broken minds and broken hearts, from revenge to desire, from new found love to soulmates, herein lies a tale for everyone.
Prepare your senses for an emotional and sometimes terrifying ride."