WSJ Endorsers $3000 for ebook Formatting?
I was blown away by anarticle which in appeared in the Wall Street Journal in which a self-published author paid a company $3000 to ‘act as her digital publisher.” When all you need to do is send an email to a Smashwords.com address for you to get back a list of inexpensive formatters (which is what a digital publisher essentially does. As for uploading the ebook to Amazon, you have to be trying real hard to mess it up). Refer to Smashword’s formatting guide for details on how to get that list.
Fact of the matter is that this whole digital publishing is so new that even publications like the WSJ don’t think anything is wrong for someone to be paying $3000 to format a book, when you can get someone to do this for as little as $25. Even I can do it in a few hours.
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