Self-Publishing your own Book
Fall softly into your hand
Write before they melt
With a little time and effort you can publish your own books. I have been publishing since 2014 when I started writing my memoirs to pass on to family and friends. When I got into writing poetry, I began collecting my poems on a word.doc, loading them in sequence as I write them. When I get enough I edit, add the introductory pages, choose a cover, and print.
I decided to call this one Catching Snowflakes because inspiration is just like that. If I get a bit of information and don’t act on it, it was just like a melting snowflake. It disappears! Writing poetry is like making snowballs, packing those little bits of inspiration into something that collectively can make an impact.
I change the word.doc file to a pdf.file so that it cannot be changed when printed. I use at least a 16 font since they shrink down when made in half size. A flash stick is a good way to take it to get printed. The cover is done on a separate file. Office Max/Office Depot does a great job printing the books for me. With their Max perks and 20% off coupon, I was able to print them for under ten dollars each. I found it is almost as cheap to print twenty as it is to do ten. More pages give you bigger discounts. I get the wire spiral binding with the plastic cover sheets also. They turn out very nice. This is my fifth self-published book. It is a little over a hundred pages.