The road from being a blogger and photographer to becoming a publisher is not only short but very tempting. When you also have a background from the graphic industry the process becomes very logical.

Øyvind Jonas Jellestad

The idea of making a photo book had been there for many years but I knew I would hardly get any publisher to publish it. Sitting there with my computers and all the software the choice more or less gave itself.

Making an eBook was easy, promoting it became a bit tricky at first, but I’m the one who learns best by experience and not reading. In this process, I have learned that there are many ways to advertise and I am developing some new ideas for how to promote my next book.

I started out like most of the other indie authors, making my book and then try to sell it on Amazon and Apple’s iBooks. I soon discovered that this was not my scene … There was no promoting other than my own, and the money from the small sale took a long time to Norway, and most of them was kept by the sellers.

When Apples censored the cover of my first book When the Crowd Cries, I really had enough!

Instead of selling books directly from CheapChip Publishing I looked around for the best (and cheapest) way to sell the book myself.

The solution I ende up with was a symbiosis of html files and a traditional WordPress installation. Tricky and a bit difficult in the beginning, but soon I was ready. CryCrowd – DIGITAL DOWNLOADS was born!

I had already published my second book The Man Outside the Window so the timing was perfect. As you can see I also have moved my blog from CheapChip to CryCrowd.

Except for the book I am working on right now, my long time project; the cookbook, I do want to work with eBooks containing visual art. So even if I am busy right now you can contact me if you have an idea or may be you are already working on something that can be published through CheapChip Publishing.

It doesn’t matter where in the world you are situated!