When is the print version out?
The second I press the big "OK TO PRINT" button on Createspace. The proof copy is making its way from America and I paid extra for speedy delivery because I'm an impatient mother flipper. Once I've got it I'll need to check for errors and formatting issues and things like that before I commit to putting it on the store.
Is the ebook available on Kobo and Nook?
No. I've read a lot of information from other self pub authors claiming that about 95% of their readers are on Kindle. Obviously it does no harm to be in as many places as possible but my aim was to make the publishing process as economical and simple as possible. I'm being very wary of spending time and/ or money on things that aren't necessary. If there is sudden demand for other versions I'll be happy to go for it.
How come the print version is so much more expensive? (Print version will cost around £12)
For the simple reason that books cost money to print and this one's a biggy. Ironically I'll be getting a smaller royalty from print versions but I wanted to make that price as reasonable as possible. Traditional publishers could probably get a better per-book deal but for print-on-demand, big books cost money.
Is the Kindle book really free?
If you're signed up to Kindle Unlimited then YES! The positive side of only being on the one platform is that Kindle offers some good deals and schemes for authors, including the Kindle Select program that allows people to borrow the book for free from the Kindle library.
So how do you get money for that then?
You read more than 10% of the book then I'll get something from Amazon. :)