that in Colombia the phenomena of self-publishing and travel books are growing. part II

from the first part we return to this phrase to return to the thread of the conversation. selling books in Colombia is like placing a vegetable stand in the willy wonka chocolate factory: very difficult.

On average, each Colombian reads 1, 4 books a year. I wish it were ours, hopefully one day. we went to the market to sell what almost nobody buys: books.

we told you that we decided to write this guide when we were in Barcelona and decided to make this guide to Catalonia and Barcelona to enjoy this beautiful place, this book was self-published. It was also not just to write it, but to diagram it, to illustrate the cover and the photos that are there.

We are dedicated to write in a platform called authors editors that is great here in Colombia and we will continue writing here.

In this post we will talk about the physical birth of the book and how we have distributed it during the time that has passed since the day of the launch.

How much does it cost to self-publish a line in Colombia?

depends on several factors among which we can consider the number of sheets, the quality of the paper, whether or not it includes photos, special paper and especially the number of copies will be printed in each edition.

After having the time and desire to write the book, it costs 800,000 plus or minus some intangibles that do not appear on the list.

That is our budget. You will have to make your own. it is so that a global, generalized idea is made.

How do we finance it?

They think that we travel a lot, they think that we are millionaires and that they have a pocket ready to print the books. (After we will write a post about how to live traveling without being millionaires)

when we were in Cartagena.

we made it very simple, we wrote this book guide and we put it in author editors. we appear in google and in our social networks our book.

We believe in our project and we were not afraid to risk it. if we continue in an office, none of this would have happened: no trip, no travel guide, nothing. We work hard to realize our dream and the money will come at any time. and we are at this precise moment.

record of author’s work:

unlike the isbn, the copyright registration is free. however it is necessary to register the work in pdf. Once registered, your site can not be submitted to changes.

It has a duration of 15 days and books are not indispensable. it is a safeguard so that nobody reproduces to produce his book.

You can read the first 15 pages here:

https://www.autoreseditores.com/libro/14073/andrea-y-oscar-garcia/guia-de-viajes-cataluna-y-barcelona.html

then we decided to make the template of 11 x 17 cm and I think it’s good. we write it and we edit it very fast. that’s why we chose this size for the library, to load it in the purse, in the wallet, in the travel briefcase or to carry it in the hand in the public transport. we also find it beautiful in our book.

presale:

even without the physical books, we started the presale very recently. that’s why we created the emotional crossing shop on Facebook and placed it on the marketplace. We launched the book with something very special but daily travel to 45,000. the price on offer, lower than it will cost at launch. the book depends on how it will arrive (it will take a few days) you will have to wait for it to have them.

travel journals plus the book
travel diaries with the travel guide.

We gave him a launch and a presale and the launch event.

distribution:

without an editorial promoting promoting and rotating the book, writing the book is a children’s garden bought with the distribution. We have tried to reach as many people and we are just beginning. but we want to do it in an untraditional way to be known.

however, we hope to send this book to as many people as possible.

Anyway, despite how difficult it is, we can say that it can. There will be many people who want to read your book or travel guide. you will never know if it is going to be a literary success if you do not dare to write it. A closed door in a publishing house does not mean the end of your writer’s dream. when publishing the road it will be long, but it will be worth it.

We want to start making our trip first through Cartagena as well as Peru to know our place.

If you like our work or want to support us, you can download it here:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2422271094651481/ and you can also download it here:

https://www.autoreseditores.com/libro/14073/andrea-y-oscar-garcia/guia-de-viajes-cataluna-y-barcelona.html

you can also send us a message to whatsapp 57 3154604987 and 3155184271 or to the email: yuleidymurillo69@gmail.com and we send to any part of the world.

By the way, if you are also interested in the channel being dedicated to the tops of interesting places, you can tell us here as well. if you like spanish. in english it is in presale.

this is in spanish. wait in english.

by the way, we like to change the you tube channel with tops of wonderfull places and everything like hostels, hotels, experience, etc.

that in Colombia the phenomena of self-publishing and travel books are growing.

As paradoxical as it sounds, very young writers are conquering audiences that would dream traditional writers. The fan fiction made in Colombia has several examples that are cited at a Latin American level. they are caught in paradoxes: they want to publish in a traditional editorial to be legitimized.

in the traditional edition it has five intermediaries that generate value and cost to the original manuscript in such a way that it reaches the readers. In the traditional publishing house the manuscript is read, revised and prepared to be marketed and then distributed. if the book has resonated they are seen in media, etc.

There are several ways to self-publish. one of them is amazon (in Colombia the practice of it has not been generalized because it is thought to be an American franchise) if you want your printed book you can also do it in bubbok and in a traditional way. another is with the platform publishers authors (which is Colombian) and also can decide how much money they can earn.

The most important thing is to know what books you are going to ask for. andres felipe alvarez of the blog we resigned and traveled, they published their travel chronicles and with the same name. although his brand is followed by 50,000 followers of the 2000 books he bought, he still has half of it left, so it’s good to be careful how many you can self-publish.

selling is harder than writing. How do you sell a book that in the country reads 2.9 books a year? and how to make 2.9 books one’s own? without counting the distribution channels that the consolidated publishers have, the task is much more difficult. but if something is possible with social networks and the internet, anyone can build a brand with that. get your publicist friend to drink a beer, ask your sister (or yourself) that is viral in the networks, if the product does not measure up there are no influencers to stop it.

so if you are interested in the audience in English the idea that we have a book in English on the travel guide in Catalonia and Barcelona we will realize by the amount of likes and I like that we like.

If you would like to have the special book and enjoy it, we could do it.

travel guide catalonia and barcelona