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GingerOpal
Ginger Opal
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Current Residence: Idaho
Personal Quote: It's not how smart you are, it's how you are smart.
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Happy new year everyone! I'm looking forward to 2017 so much! I have so many goals I'm excited to tackle and, hopefully, I've organized them in a way that I can get them done!

So I want to self-publish my novel "Realms and Remedies". The deeper I dig into the publishing industry, the more convinced I am that self-publishing is the way for me to go, in spite of the "not good enough for a traditional publisher" stigma that goes with it, which is untrue. I've read some pretty awful traditionally published books, as well as some stellar self-published books. In the end, regardless of publisher, it all comes down to the author's ability. Whether my book succeeds or fails, in the end, I want to be the sole owner of my book. Because I think it's really good. :heart:

So I've been looking at self publishers, and narrowed my options down to four. I was wondering if any of you have any experience with these publishers.
Lulu
CreateSpace
AuthorHouse
Outskirts Press

If you've worked with any of these publishers, which one would you recommend? Pros and cons? I plan to publish both physical and e-books (and an audio book, which I'll do through Amazon). Of course I'll be creating my own cover and illustrations, but everything else I'll have to depend on the publishing packages offered by these publishers.

I'm hoping to have the first book available in 2018. There's still some more editing (eternal editing!) to do. And I need to get started on the illustrations and the cover. Before I can do that, I need to know what the format of my book will be, so I've got to pick a publisher first.

I hope everyone has an awesome 2017! :dance:

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:icongregorytom:
GregoryTom Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is so good! It has such a playful charm to it as well. Love the manticores
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:iconsoft-floss-bites:
Soft-Floss-Bites Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
aaaasssss youuuu wiiiisssshshhsh

*rolls down hill*
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:iconjohnpatience:
JohnPatience Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018
Thanks for the fave  :)
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:icondragonboy1092:
dragonboy1092 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
hello
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:icontorquesmacky:
torquesmacky Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
Happy Birthday! For your present, I give you....more time to draw!

Did it work?
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:icongingeropal:
GingerOpal Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
Thank you! It hasn't worked yet, but maybe it's just slow delivery and it will eventually get here. :)
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:iconjpstudios11:
Jpstudios11 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
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:icongingeropal:
GingerOpal Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
Thank you! :D :D :D
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uncle-bilbo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Your birthday? Imagine that!
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:icongingeropal:
GingerOpal Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
I know, right? Birthdays can be very sneaky. This one sure was, lol! 
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