Sunday, December 28, 2014

Getting back into writing

Well, it's been a while since I've posted. The good news is that I have a new job which will hopefully turn into a stable long-term career.

The down side is that I will be spending time away from the family. This last stretch went from the start of September to the middle of December. Three and a half months away from everyone I care about and love. And this next stretch will be even longer. Ouch.

Well, since I will be spending so long away from my family, I may as well put some of my time back in to my writing. Who knows, it may bring in some money someday.

Just for the fun of it, I was having a look at some printing options. I don't plan on trying to sell my books, but being able to get them printed and have a physical book would be really cool. I've found a couple of on demand printers that will let me print as little as five or just one copy. Most Australian printers seem to hover around the $60 per book price, but there are a couple of online printers hovering around the $10 a book price.

Still looking at hidden costs, set up fees and minimum order quantities but it shouldn't be too hard to locate a decent printer. I doubt I'd go to the extreme of getting an ISBN issued.

Unless I felt a book I wrote was marketable. Not at that level yet, but it could happen.

Though I guess I should write first...

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