I continue to progress toward completion of my book, Choosing and Using Handplanes. It has 74 pages now and will probably reach 80 by the time it is finished. I still have a few photos to make and some appliances to construct. I hope to have this all completed by mid-August.
That means it's time to start thinking about how I'll get the book published. I could go for a traditional publisher, but I'm inclined to think that the self-publishing route would be better. It think that offers the possibility of a lower price and wider distribution.
I do know that I'll be publishing it in full color, both the cover and inside. That's important particularly for the photographs, which are important for conveying the information I want to share.
At the moment, I'm taking a hard look at publishing through CreateSpace, which will make the book available for purchase via Amazon. I'll probably also produce a version for Kindle so it can be read on tablets. That's what I did for my mystery novel, The Hero of Gucci Gulch, and it worked well.
I'll keep you posted on my progress and let you know when it is available.
For now, my offer stands to send a free copy (via email) to anyone who wants to review it. Just write me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send the latest version by return email. If you send me helpful comments, I'll also reference you in the acknowledgements!