If you self-publish a kids' book will you make money or lose money?
As usual, so much to absorb. You always tell it like it is, and I appreciate that, and that you continually point us in learning directions. But one thing I'd like to ask, how much of your income comes from your books? How much comes from your teaching and other creatives? All I want is to at least break even. Something I've noticed is how many authors (not only in childrens books) write how-tos and such if they have had any success and I can't help but wonder if they don't make more here than in their chosen genre? Not for me. I love the picture book. But picture books also seem to be the most expensive genre to produce. I managed to get five books published before the holidays and had big plans for marketing them; a couple books signings, a couple small craft fairs. Then life stepped in. So here I sit wondering if I have missed the boat? Is it ever too late in indie?