Happy Friday Bloggers and fans! Got the proof copy of the paperback edition of THE SAVANNAH SYNDROME last night. Saw a few mistakes, but it's already been approved for print and available on Amazon, so, oh well. If I see a spike in sales I might go back and clean it up, but for now, it's all about getting the story out there and gaining fans.
This is my second run at a print-on-demand (POD) novel. The picture below shows the difference in quality from createspace.com and Lulu.com. Lulu offers only two sizes, 6 x 9, or 8.5 x 11, respectfully. Because the overall cost of the book is determined by number of pages, I had to go with the larger format for my first novel, SUPERHEROES: The Novel, which made my piece of literature look like a text book instead of a standard fictional paperback. At createspace.com, they have a handful of size options, and, for THE SAVANNAH SYNDROME, I went with a more common paperback size, and the result is amazing. It feels like a real book, and looks beautiful. Really excited about the end result, though I did make a few mistakes (not justifying the description on the back, the TOC has a mislabeled section and is missing the reference to Part 1) and I did see a few typos that I missed, but no big deal. If we sell 10,000 copies I'll clean it up. Still pushing the eBook first, since it's a better price point and saves paper.