Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Yes, I’m delighted to announce that you can now display Yesterday Road, my first indie novel, on your bookshelf. Check out the paperback edition over at Amazon.
When I first decided to dabble in self-publishing, I decided to go strictly ebook. Just testing the waters. And it worked well for Yesterday Road, because I could focus on the ebook in terms of marketing and building my so-called brand. It helped me learn the ropes. I was glad I did it that way, because I was pretty intimidated by the whole thing, and keeping it as simple as I could made it all seem doable.
For my next two books, though–Occasional Soulmates and Town Father–I went ahead and had paperbacks made. Both of them turned out beautifully, thanks to covers and interior design done by the incomparable Max Scratchmann, Edinburgh’s favorite idiosyncratic artist and guerrilla poet. You might not be too surprised to find out, though, that the paperback editions didn’t fly off the shelves, and that made me hesitate to go back and do one for Yesterday Road. Why go to the trouble and expense when only a handful of copies will ever sell?
Calendar pages fly by, and along the way I learned how to format the manuscript for a KDP paperback myself. It was easier than I expected. And free. Then I asked Max to put together a back cover and spine, which he did for a graciously low price.
Voila. The book looks lovely, and what a pleasure to finally hold this one in my hands.
Guess what. I’m working on a paperback for Fascination even as we speak!
Order your copy of Yesterday Road today. It’ll set you back just $8.49, which was just about the lowest price I could charge and still walk away with a small royalty. A buck a book is what I’ll earn. (You can always go for the old reliable ebook if you haven’t read it yet.)
Revisit the heart-warming story of Jack Peckham as he tries to make his way home with the aid of Joe Easterday and Ida Pevely.
We all tow our histories behind us as we make our way down Yesterday Road …