Publishing takes a lot of funds out of you, and it can cause massive debt and stress. As someone who has to take care of a family, work nights, barely getting by with 15/hr. My dream is to publish and leave a piece of me behind and hopefully inspire another young person like myself to write and publish.
At some point with all this dreaming, it's coming to standstill where I can't live my dream. Maybe I will never be best selling author, but the fact that I can still show people my love for books and writing by just typing away when I have free time, shows a lot about me.
$1700 is for all forms of editing. And extra incase I find some editors who fail to edit or have too many errors. This is a common thing to see with self publishing.
$500 is for the art in the book.
San Antonio, TX