Welcome to Look Before You Leap Resources
- Are you an aspiring author?
- Want to learn see the actual data on how much it costs (for me!) to publish a book?
Look Before You Leap: The Smart Author's Guide to Avoiding the Money Pit and Achieving Financial SUCCESS in Publishing is based on the heartwarming and heartbreaking stories from over one hundred interviews and surveys with published authors across traditional, self and "hybrid" publishing. The author’s own personal experience as an author advocate and four-time award-winning and bestselling author provides an engaging, often hilarious, backdrop for this guide on book publishing.
Takeaway: The most expensive thing (besides my time), was the time of my VA. She had to coordinate the creation of the survey with me, coordinate with all participants, and manage follow up to the survey participants.
Book coach: none
Ghost writer: none
Copy editor : $400
Interior design: $1.200
Cover design: $500
Costs so far: $4,400