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I'm looking to self-publish a role playing game book. Anyone got any experience here? Specifically looking for feedback on epublishing through outlets like CafePress or Lulu.com. Thanks.
Check out the forums at rpg.net
They have a sub-forum dedicated to that particular topic and the folks there are very helpful :3
There are numerous companies out there that will do small print runs, a simple google search will find many of them, however, suggest a lot of research in this area. You'd be amazed how much a difference in pennies between publishers adds up.
I don't think cafepress does books, but even if they did the percentage of profits you would get from them would be terrible at best. Here's a great article link to merchendizing on the web. It's about web comics, but it's pretty applicable to what your doing as well. http://www.inktank.com/coach/article...cle-mugs01.cfm
I don't want to discourage you or anything, but just from personal experience, unless you have a huge amount of investment capital, and I mean huge!, don't quit your day job. Doing this is very expensive to start, takes a long time to build up a fan base, and you won't see a profit for quite a long time if at all.
Hope this helps
Thanks Carter. We aren't doing it for (much) profit. Unfortunately, my day job is in no danger of being obsolete. I like your site!
Oh, and artkitty, thanks for the suggestion on RPGnet. Great resource.