The Economics of Self-Publishing

One of the things that scares authors most about self-publishing is having to bear the brunt of all the expenses. No matter whether it is book covers, editing, or book formatting, there are scammers looking to charge you thousands of dollars to give you a low-quality product! Where can you cut corners and where do you have to bite the bullet and shell out some hard-earned cash? More importantly, how do you avoid getting stuck with a 5-figure tax bill come April? Let me show you!

Thanks to Jackie Hunter, author of “Lost in the Red Hills of Mars” who has sponsored this presentation.

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Chris Kennedy

A bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy author, speaker, and small-press publisher, Chris Kennedy is a former naval aviator and elementary school principal. Chris’ stories include the “Occupied Seattle” military fiction duology, “The Theogony” and “Codex Regius” science fiction trilogies, stories in the “Four Horsemen” universe and the “War for Dominance” fantasy trilogy. Get his free book, “Shattered Crucible,” at his website,

Called “fantastic” and “a great speaker,” he has coached hundreds of beginning authors and budding novelists on how to self-publish their stories at a variety of conferences, conventions and writing guild presentations. Chris lives in Virginia Beach and is responsible for managing the curriculum for enlisted sailors learning to maintain the FA-18 Hornet fighter jet in his day job. He is the holder of a doctorate in educational leadership and master’s degrees in both business and public administration.

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