Here’s a great site I came across today. It’s a website called WordClay that lets you put together your own book and sell it online. The best part of it is that they have completely eliminated any entry barrier for the budding author and provide a mechanism for them to get started just by investing some time into the process. Have a look at the video:
Some great ideas there, especially the “Print On Demand” ability. This means there’s no inventory to carry and a book is only printed if a sale is actually made. Self publishing may not be for everyone, but it’s great to see services emerging that traditionally were quite hard to gain access to. I’ll bookmark the site to try it out someday and let you know how it goes.