Tips for self-publishing a simple book?
April 27, 2009 8:01 AM Subscribe
I know there are many Mefi references to self-publishing, but this question is a little different. Let me explain the background:
posted by mateuslee to media & arts (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I work with indigenous communities in rural South America. I'm now working with a group with whom I have just developed an alphabet and written language. It's a very exciting time and the people, especially some of the youth, are very enthusiastic. To direct this enthusiasm, we have recorded a bunch of stories and transcribed them into this language using their (now existing!) alphabet. I thought it'd be a cool gift to publish the stories (about 100 exemplars) with some illustrations by a local artist. So far, so good. Now I'm looking at publishing options, and there are a lot.
Does anyone have any tips or suggestions on getting a good finished product? Any particular publisher reccomended for this sort of work? Trying to keep costs low (this is from my own pockets), but quality high (the eternal struggle, eh?)
Thanks a lot!