The cover photo is chosen and purchased from istockphoto.com, for the trivial sum of $50 for the largest size image — a tenth of what other libraries wanted. I sent that to the designer last night.
We’re getting very close to the final cover design. I wrote a blurb this morning and sent that over. His logo designs were not as good as the one I commissioned some time back so we’ll use that.
I also started the process of submitting the book to Lightning Source. All went well until I had to input price and wholesaler margin. There’s no indication of what I ought to do here. Apparently 55% margin for the retailer is normal — that’s not very good! So I need to find out some more about this — because if I set it to 0%, I don’t know what would happen, but probably nothing good. I need to know what the constraints are on this.
I’ve also started thinking about a website. Another book selling site told me what they had paid for their site, which was rather poorly designed — $700! But it looks as if a WordPress blog with an eCommerce theme might do me very nicely. I need to set up another instance of WordPress here and experiment!