This week we put up Galaxy Pirates Adversaries The Voidborn, 4 page PDF abut Zombies on OneBookshelf (OBS) and expect to have it up on Paizo by the end of the week. The Pathfinder compatible title will be re-released as a Starfinder compatible book after Starfinder is released.
In developing this booklet;
I spent $170 at $10 an hour for approximately 17 hours of Layout work to setup the PDF and an InDesign template for Monsters.
I spent $60 at $0.05 cents per word on writing to get the PDF ready.
I spent $30 on 1 piece of new artwork for the book
Voidborn cover art $30
Publishers will tell you that you need one piece of art per 4 pages and you should spend about $25 per piece of artwork. So I went with greyscale artwork and came pretty close to the sweet spot. .
The same logo from the before is being reused, the template should make subsequent books easier.
I see a lot of Monsters on OBS for $0.99 and I kind of expect these to be priced similarly, though at that price the quality of artwork varies wildly by publisher.
Subtotal for the book $260
Will we ever make that back, I have no idea.
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