For several months, I’ve been working on creating a guided journal to help people with self-exploration. While no journal is a substitute for mental health services, guided journaling with specific prompts can help you get to know yourself better.
Enter: A Year of Resiliency: Growth Through Adversity. I’ve developed 365 prompts with the intent of spending a year exploring your identity with the goal of becoming a better version of yourself.
Unlike with I Don’t Want To Be Bad, I will be publishing this journal in two formats. With everything I create, my main goal is accessibility. I want to reach as many people as possible, which I was able to use through Kindle Direct Publishing last time. I will be publishing A Year of Resiliency with Kindle for their worldwide distribution, and I’m very excited that this journal will be available around the world.
However, Kindle has only one binding option, and I feel like a journal is easier to use when it’s spiral bound. I found that Lulu will print spiral-bound books, but this was not a viable distribution option – with printing fees, distribution fees, and Lulu’s “cut,” I would have to charge $32 per book to break even. So at that price, my royalty would be $0.
If I use Lulu’s printing and do my own distribution, I can sell the spiral-bound copy for $25 each (plus shipping) and include a special edition pen. This does limit me to shipping within the United States, but this gives my readers the option to buy the special spiral bound version.
So, once my proof copies arrive next week, I will do final edits, and A Year of Resiliency will be available for purchase! Thank you to everyone who has supported me on this journey.