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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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PaintFeathers Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2019  Professional Filmographer
Hi! I'm not sure if you still visit Deviantart, but how is your book coming these days?
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GingerOpal Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2019
It's still coming along, in spite of life's inconvenient interruptions. I'm hoping to make a lot of progress this year on the series, and have my final edit for the 1st book done by the end of the year. Thank you for asking (seriously, it's motivating!). :)
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PaintFeathers Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2019  Professional Filmographer
That's good! And of course! 
I always did want to know the whole story of your characters, and I know you've been working on it for a long time. Your characters always stood out on deviantart, and seemed to have a good story behind them. It's exciting that you're still working on it!
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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019
....the happiest of birthdays to you...hope all is well for you and yours...=3
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Kova360 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019   Digital Artist
Happy birthday 
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Mairelyn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
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Hope you have a Wonderful Amazing Day Today! :icongwompplz:
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Tribble-Industries Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, sorry about the clone trooper birthday cake, the fangirls hijacked it.
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Esteban099009 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
Happy B-Day!
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019
Today is a special day worthy of celebration--because you are a special person worthy of celebration, and it is your birthday.  You in all the universe are a unique product of unique experience that have shaped a unique and compelling perspective. You merit interest and attention; you merit praise.  Your presence in this shared reality makes that reality a better place.  For that, and your brave and generous sharing of the products of your experiences and creativity, I pause to note that I rejoice in you, and wish you a truly HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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Sings-With-Spirits Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019
Happy Birthday! :hug:
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