If and when, I go in the self published route. It’s going to take work, I mean lots of work. Editing, ebook covers, formatting, uploading and not to mention marketing. Putting in time, effort and money. Oh yeah, I would have to copyright my work first. But before that I would have to get critiques and beta-readers.
With my situation, it would be most likely a self publishing route, Considering that I can’t go out of the community. Due to financial constraints.
They say the key of drawing attention of prospective reader is a book cover.
Mandy, one of the teachers once said that I would need at least five people to take a look at my writing. Critique and beta readers.
I think the days of huge advances and marketing are long gone. The maximum advance a writer can get is five grand. The minimum a writer could get is nothing.
With independent publishing platform, the return would trickle. Depending on how much one’s ebook is sold. I think it’s not going to be much. For example, let say I sold an ebook for 1.99. I could get about 30 percent aka 0.59 per a book. Being on ODSP, I could get cut off. considering how strict they are.
But then again, one’s ebook would get pulled off from digital shelves. Cutting into a writer’s earnings.
I know of only two places that a writer can self-published in Canada. Kobo Writing Life and Kindle Direct Publishing.