A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Publishing My Book

May 23, 2010 at 7:28 am 3 comments

…I started the Links to All Things Free for Homeschoolers blog. And since doing that, I’ve been meeting homeschoolers online whose husbands have recently lost their jobs.

When the publisher contacted me and I read about my book being published in hardback with a cost of about $17, my heart sank. I want you to read this book, but I couldn’t ask you to spend $17 on it, even if it is worth it. I wouldn’t spend $17 on it. Our family is on our way to spending less than $100 on our homeschool this year (paper and pencils and all).

So, I’ve decided to self-publish the book. I am thankful for the affirmation from a publisher (I’m human!), but this way I will be able to offer a free download of the book. It will also be available in soft cover as well. I know it’s always easier to have a real book in your hands, but I don’t want to have people not reading it because of cost. The book was a gift to me, and I want to give it to you.

But now I am left with doing this on my own. I would love any help you can offer. I’ve had someone offer to edit the book. (I’ve never met her.) But I need someone who can do a cover design. Does anyone do that who is willing to help?

The book will be published as soon as the editing and cover are done. The rest of you can help by reading the book and telling others about it. If you have a blog, please write about it after you’ve read it, and maybe I will be able to get  a button for the book that you could put on your blog.

I’m finishing up the homeschool materials  I’ve made to go with the book. How much Christian literature do you get to use in your homeschool? I have more than 130 pages of lessons, lapbook pieces and notebooking pages to go along with it.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mari  |  May 23, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    i would like to blog about your book.
    please email me when it is out and ready for readers. http://www.sprinkle-of-fun.blogspot.com. or mari.teaches@gmail.com

  • 2. Teresa  |  May 23, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    I wish you luck in everything and I’ll be waiting with baited breath. You always have the best of ideas and I’m sure you’re book will be wonderful. You might want to try Lulu for self-publishing. It’s a very helpful website. Here the address:


    I hope everything goes well for you.

    Green blessings,

  • 3. Misty aka Elvisgirl  |  June 1, 2010 at 6:50 am

    I am so excited about your homeschool materials to go along with the book! I didn’t even realize you were working on those. Especially since God showed me last year that I wasn’t, I ‘ve been trying to make sure everything, every study, in our homeschool somehow goes back to Him.

    I am excited, too, for your publishing adventure. You’ll be in my prayers.


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