Self-Publishing

The Guardians of Eastgate - 1st edition.

This is the first edition of my first book, The Guardians of Eastgate: Book One of the Seers Series. I used an assisted self-publishing company, Tellwell.ca. They helped with everything including editing, cover design, interior formatting, setting up my distribution accounts, and so on. They have different packages you can choose from according to your needs. It was a good way to learn the basics of self-publishing and what I would need to do, and the help I would need to find, to self-publish myself next time.

Self-Publishing

The Guardians of Eastgate - 2nd Edition

Independent publishers are often learning as we go. After doing some reading and research, I decided I should have author and series logos. I also decided it might be a good idea to have a custom cover created so that all the books in the series could be uniform. This time, I did not use an assisted self-publishing company, but I did hire someone for the following services: cover and logo design, map illustration, book interior formatting for print and ebook, editing and proofreading. Oh, and creating promo materials. I also tightened up my writing, added an extra 12,000 words (approximately) and restructured the chapters while I was at it.