What It’s About
A listener looks for advice on how to self-publish their book.
Notes from Chris
If you want to publish a book, what is the best format—physical, digital, or something else?
Today’s caller wants to earn passive income from her book that gives grandparents ideas for activities to do with their grandkids, and is torn between the different options.
Is there a single answer to this question (print vs digital), is there one answer that’s best for her, and what are the pros and cons to each approach?
“I currently have a Web site called GrandmaCreates.com where I teach grandparents ways to bond with their grandkids by doing crafts, recipes, love sharing, etc. I want to create a grandma fund book full of kids jokes, crafts to do with young kids and recipes. I also want to create a grandpa fund but feel full of just about the same things that only geared more towards grandpas. I’m extremely busy with my current job and I have a husband and a 14 year old son at home. My plan is to work on the book for about an hour or two every night.
My question is if I should make this an e-book or a physical book, I like the idea of passive income. After the work is done and with the physical book, it takes a lot more time and effort. But I also am one that likes to hold a physical book in my hand and bookmark the best pages. Although I’m a young grandma at 43 years old, I think that a lot of our older grandparents felt the same way that I do. I can’t wait to hear from you, and thanks so much.”
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Yours in the revolution,
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