My progress on the book has fallen behind. I have decided to go the self-publishing route. I decided that quite some time ago. Then, I started looking into what is involved with self-publishing and was just completely overwhelmed. I know it is challenging for anyone but I feel that a cookbook has extra challenges. Layout, pictures, recipe lists… It’s my first time, I don’t know what I”m doing and I’m nervous.
Has anyone out there self-published? Do you have friends that have? Specifically have you (they) self-published a cookbook? I know I want a hardcover book with color photos and the option for an ebook. I know I will need help with professional editing. I know I need an ISBN number. I know I don’t have space to store 5,000 books so I need some sort of print on demand option. I know I still want to have a physical copy of a book in my hand by the end of this year!
I have been researching different companies but I think I have narrowed it down to BookBaby or Lulu. Do you have experience using one of these companies to self-publish your book? Do you have another company you think would be better? I appreciate anything and everything you can share with me! Thanks everyone!