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the thing with formatting for print-on-demand vs kindle—kindle has specific settings where it can ingest either a normal word doc or an ePub file. I have Pages, so it’s a little tricky for me, so it has to be formatted just right, exported as ePub, and we’re on our way
Print-on-demand, it doesn’t just ingest a normal word file or even an exported pdf, you need to format the doc for a specific page, specialized margins, smaller fonts, etc. so it’s not just a quick lift and shift, I needed to go through the entire doc, adjust those settings,
and export multiple times. and that also doesn’t account for the book cover, which for an ebook you only worry about the front, but print-on-demand requires spine and back matter. So, as an #indieauthor, I’m doing this all myself (or I could hire someone, but that requires $$$)
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Ahh yes. the old debate of " #indiebooks can't possibly be good enough" compared to trad-pub.
Come the fuck on.
Like... really. Can these self-important verbose parsnips come up with *anything* more original than this?

A thread. Again.
I've been hearing the #selfpub vs. trad-pub debacle for the entire 15 years that I've been writing.
It's been bullshit every second of those 15 years.

Frankly, I love (sarcasm) how trad-pub authors think that they're somehow better than their #selfpublished counterparts.
Reality: Traditional publishing will make everyone but the author rich first. How much do trad-pub authors get from their book's sell price? 15%.

#selfpub authors get 70%.

Also, the majority of trad-pub authors never get off the mid-list.

What's a mid-list, you ask?

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