However, the plans that have been carefully laid into action over the last year have been down the track of earning a spot in a well established traditional publishing house. It is not for the idea of raising the cost of my books, but the concept of distribution. I seek to have my book translated into Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, German, Japanese, Celtic, and even Braille. The epic paranormal dark fiction novel will be recorded into an audio book in every language that it has been translated into (except Braille of course for obvious reasons). Having the novel available not only in U.S. eBook libraries, but all foreign ones as well is my ultimate goal.
Currently, the book is at 240,000+ words. A hefty number for most book publishers due to it's sheer size alone. The larger the word count, the more money it costs to produce the book, and the higher the end retail price it. Making it increasingly harder for the general public to get their hands on a copy. This is why the choice it so hard. If I choose self publishing, the book will be easier to buy in price but not availability. And as we all know, the farther you have to go for something, the higher the overall cost to you as a person. Self publishing would also take most of my time for the next three years. Considering Demon Vampire is book one in a set, there will be little time to write. Not to mention that I had planned on releasing Demon Vampire: The Elder Ritual, the story of Salas' journey as a demon vampire. As well as the novella Demon Vampire: Special Science Report 1192, the science behind vampires as noted by a scientific researcher. These stories will not be available if I have to take my time to continue book promotion and to ensure Demon Vampire is in every location it can be when you would like to buy it.
There lies the initial question again. To publish or to self publish? I need your feedback. On the top right of the website is a survey. Please click to vote on the path you believe the book should take. One click is all it takes to curve the destiny of the novel before you. The survey will be highly considered and will directly affect the release price of the book. Vote, have your friends Vote, and Have Them Follow The Blog. I am currently sending out queries to respected agents around the country that may be interested in the book. If they pick it up, the answer will be chosen. Time is limited, so Voice Your Answer.
Virgil Allen Moore
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