Self-publishing is all about the e-book, right?
It's true that many (MANY) people only publish in e-book when they venture into self-publishing, for a number of reasons (cost, ease, that's where the market is, inventory/ugh).
While I expect most of the sales of my young adult paranormal novel Open Minds to be via e-book, I have real life friends (not just my mom, but also her, for sure) that will want print copies.
And as much as I'm fully on board with the E-Revolution, I'll say it: I want a print copy too!
I mocked up a copy of Open Minds in Createspace, just to play around with fonts, chapter headings, interior design, make sure I had the front and back matter ready to go. And to get an idea of total pages. I don't have the edits back yet, so this just a shell.
But man it is cool.
So it's off to the Createspace Gods, who require 48 hours to contemplate the nature of my novel before queueing it up for POD (print on demand). Once it's ready, I'll order a proof copy, just to see if I like how the interior design looks when I'm holding it in my hands.
Because it's just not the same on the Nook. :)