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** Updated and Expanded May 2014 with over 100 pages of new material ** Self-publishing books has never been easier. With print on demand and eBook technology available to us, it has made the process of self-publishing available to anyone and everyone. And there does not have to be huge upfront costs either. However, there are certain steps to self-publishing that you need t ** Updated and Expanded May 2014 with over 100 pages of new material ** Self-publishing books has never been easier. With print on demand and eBook technology available to us, it has made the process of self-publishing available to anyone and everyone. And there does not have to be huge upfront costs either. However, there are certain steps to self-publishing that you need to know. We have been publishing books since 2008 and want to share what we have learned with you. In this book we cover everything from the different companies and costs, to copyright information and book design. What you will learn: Part One: The Foundation for Publishing Success * Writing Your Book * Editing Your Book * Building Your Marketing Platform (e.g., blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) Part Two: Self-Publishing Your Book * Pre-Publication Decisions (book title, book description, pricing, categories/keywords, etc.) * Book Cover Design * Self-Publishing a Print Book * Self-Publishing an eBook * Self-Publishing an AudioBook * Translating Your Book Part Three: Other Publishing Decisions * Obtaining a Copyright * Forming an Independent Publishing Company You will also find our self-publishing checklist to help you on your journey, as well as additional tips for success. We invite you to come with us and take a walk through the step-by-step process to getting your book self-published. After all, if you can dream it, you can do it!


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** Updated and Expanded May 2014 with over 100 pages of new material ** Self-publishing books has never been easier. With print on demand and eBook technology available to us, it has made the process of self-publishing available to anyone and everyone. And there does not have to be huge upfront costs either. However, there are certain steps to self-publishing that you need t ** Updated and Expanded May 2014 with over 100 pages of new material ** Self-publishing books has never been easier. With print on demand and eBook technology available to us, it has made the process of self-publishing available to anyone and everyone. And there does not have to be huge upfront costs either. However, there are certain steps to self-publishing that you need to know. We have been publishing books since 2008 and want to share what we have learned with you. In this book we cover everything from the different companies and costs, to copyright information and book design. What you will learn: Part One: The Foundation for Publishing Success * Writing Your Book * Editing Your Book * Building Your Marketing Platform (e.g., blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) Part Two: Self-Publishing Your Book * Pre-Publication Decisions (book title, book description, pricing, categories/keywords, etc.) * Book Cover Design * Self-Publishing a Print Book * Self-Publishing an eBook * Self-Publishing an AudioBook * Translating Your Book Part Three: Other Publishing Decisions * Obtaining a Copyright * Forming an Independent Publishing Company You will also find our self-publishing checklist to help you on your journey, as well as additional tips for success. We invite you to come with us and take a walk through the step-by-step process to getting your book self-published. After all, if you can dream it, you can do it!

30 review for Self-Publishing Books 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing Your Book in Multiple Formats

  1. 5 out of 5

    Martin

    I have published seven ebooks on Amazon Kindle, and have been wondering about the logistics of also issuing them as print versions. So I was attracted to "Self Publishing Books 101." The author takes readers through all the nuts and bolts of publishing your own book in a concise and clearly written manner. I think that every single question I had is answered, from costs to publisher options (she recommends Amazon's CreateSpace, but also discusses other companies) to cover design and much more. She I have published seven ebooks on Amazon Kindle, and have been wondering about the logistics of also issuing them as print versions. So I was attracted to "Self Publishing Books 101." The author takes readers through all the nuts and bolts of publishing your own book in a concise and clearly written manner. I think that every single question I had is answered, from costs to publisher options (she recommends Amazon's CreateSpace, but also discusses other companies) to cover design and much more. She also provides links to numerous websites where you can obtain a wide range of publishing services, often free of charge. It is an excellent work. I have not yet put it into practice, but I am certain that, when I eventually take the plunge into printed book self-publishing, this is the guide that I will turn to first.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    Written in an upbeat and conversational tone, this book delivers on its promise to help authors looking at self-publishing options. It answered nearly all of my questions and then some. I certainly will be following a lot of the advice presented.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Chris Rossen

    Good info Thanks for the good info. Looking forward to getting my book completed and marketed. There is a lot to it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Allan Walsh

    Book Review – Self-Publishing Books 101 by Shelley Hitz and Heather Hart. Self-Publishing Books 101 by Shelley Hitz and Heather Hart comes with the tag line: A Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing in Multiple Formats. It will walk a beginner through what they need to know to publish their own work. The Bad Stuff: I didn’t really find anything bad with this book. The only thing it didn’t really cover is how to format your work professionally yourself, but then why would it. After all, this isn’t a book Book Review – Self-Publishing Books 101 by Shelley Hitz and Heather Hart. Self-Publishing Books 101 by Shelley Hitz and Heather Hart comes with the tag line: A Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing in Multiple Formats. It will walk a beginner through what they need to know to publish their own work. The Bad Stuff: I didn’t really find anything bad with this book. The only thing it didn’t really cover is how to format your work professionally yourself, but then why would it. After all, this isn’t a book on formatting. It does tell you how you can format your work using word though and gives you the options you have if you don’t want to do it yourself. I personally do not use this method, but have considered it. I’m not sure if my way is any better and I dare say that the method provided works well enough, as I know that there are a lot of authors doing it this way. The Good Stuff: This book is well written and informative. It does everything it promises to do and covers off on more than I expected. I would certainly recommend this book to any writers that want to publish, or are publishing their own work. There is some great advice and some useful links provided within this book. I have self-published my own work and I still got some information out of this. Considering it was free on Amazon when I stumbled across it (and may still be free), it is excellent value. I found this to be a very informative book and wish I had read this when I started out in self-publishing. There is a wealth of information within the pages of this book and it is written in layman’s terms that are easy to understand. I’m giving this one 4 out of 5 golden bookmarks based on value and content.

  5. 5 out of 5

    James Minter

    Despite what many writers think of publishing house – dinosaurs, commercially driven, old technology- they do many things for authors that, as a self-publisher, you have to do for yourself. Once you go down this path you soon realise to be successful you need a wide range of skills and depth of knowledge on subjects not normal encountered. To have an accessible guide based on hard won experience provided by a pair of successful writers is a real bonus for aspiring, new, recent and seasoned write Despite what many writers think of publishing house – dinosaurs, commercially driven, old technology- they do many things for authors that, as a self-publisher, you have to do for yourself. Once you go down this path you soon realise to be successful you need a wide range of skills and depth of knowledge on subjects not normal encountered. To have an accessible guide based on hard won experience provided by a pair of successful writers is a real bonus for aspiring, new, recent and seasoned writers. The 'Self-Publishing Books 101: A Step-by-Step Guide’ is just that. Shelley and Heather have a no nonsense approach to writing. The narrative is tight – no swaths of text to wade through; the information current as an eBook its kept up to date (This book was published in 2012 and heavily revised in 2014); included are many embedded links to useful websites and resources and it covers the whole process including multiple formats. Personally I like ‘How to …’ books as it saves me time and brain strain trying to work something out or making frustrating mistakes. I’ve picked up several useful tips from this book particularly in the area of hardback books, oversized print books, audio books and foreign language translation. Okay these topics are on the periphery for many new or recent writers but as you grow your back catalogue you will want to reach more and more readers. This book is a great place to start.

  6. 5 out of 5

    David

    First off, I would like to know who edited/proofread this. I find it hard to take them seriously on writing a solid book when there are countless typos and misplaced words. Just a quick run-through by a beta reader would've cleared this up. The information in the book was good, not great. It is a very brief overview of the self-publishing process as a whole. But, of course, these ladies aren't just selling books, they're selling services on their website as well, which they did not hesitate to pl First off, I would like to know who edited/proofread this. I find it hard to take them seriously on writing a solid book when there are countless typos and misplaced words. Just a quick run-through by a beta reader would've cleared this up. The information in the book was good, not great. It is a very brief overview of the self-publishing process as a whole. But, of course, these ladies aren't just selling books, they're selling services on their website as well, which they did not hesitate to plug throughout the book. With the amount of links in the book I think the authors only thought of the ebook version. They seemed odd in a print book. One thing that I did take away from the book that other books don't talk about is the ability to diversify your income by repurposing your books through audiobooks and foreign translations. Definitely something to think about as a way to ignite more sales in old titles.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Carrie Daws

    As I've come to expect from Shelley and Heather, this book was full of encouragement, tips from what they've learned, and step-by-step instructions where appropriate. They start at the very beginning of the process, so if you have published anything before, some of it can be skipped. But if you know very little or are interested in self-publishing, this book is a great place to start. As I've come to expect from Shelley and Heather, this book was full of encouragement, tips from what they've learned, and step-by-step instructions where appropriate. They start at the very beginning of the process, so if you have published anything before, some of it can be skipped. But if you know very little or are interested in self-publishing, this book is a great place to start.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Tracy Krauss

    Lots of great tips - a fairly thorough 'How To' manual. Lots of great tips - a fairly thorough 'How To' manual.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kim Cox

    Self-Publishing Books 101 is a free Kindle eBook on Amazon.com right now.This book is very informative and helpful and I gave it five stars; although, I don't believe this book should be the first book read on self-publishing. The mere volume of information can be overwhelming for someone just beginning to think about self-publishing. I didn't realize this, since it wasn't the first book I'd read and I'm a bit technologically inclined, until an author friend pointed out her confusion, and I will Self-Publishing Books 101 is a free Kindle eBook on Amazon.com right now.This book is very informative and helpful and I gave it five stars; although, I don't believe this book should be the first book read on self-publishing. The mere volume of information can be overwhelming for someone just beginning to think about self-publishing. I didn't realize this, since it wasn't the first book I'd read and I'm a bit technologically inclined, until an author friend pointed out her confusion, and I will explain that statement at the latter part of this review. That said, I think Self-Publishing Books 101 is the best of all the books I've read on self-publishing so far due to all the options and choices introduced. First, lets look at the book's contents. Part One: Foundation for Publishing Success This section starts out with chapters on the actual writing and editing of the book. I almost skipped over this part since I am a published author looking at self-publishing, but I'm glad I didn't. It reminded me and reaffirmed information I already knew. The third chapter is on marketing--something I've never been very good at, so I definitely found this chapter informative. It talks about areas that are important to any type of publishing and those specifically targeted to self-publishing: Your target audience (who will read your book?), keywords to use (determining which ones will give you the best results), and there's 5 steps to building your marketing platform. Part Two: Self-Publishing Your Book There are six chapters in this section on how to self-publish in multiple formats, but it doesn't delve right into these formats. It starts out with Chapter Four - Pre-Publication Decisions. This chapter deals with choosing your book title and has six steps for that. It really has me rethinking my current working title. I have made a list of possible titles but keep going back and forth on which one to use. I plan to use the advice in this chapter to make my final decision. This chapter also explains other decisions you have to make on pricing, your book description, and choosing a category and keywords for your book. Chapter Five - Book Cover Design 101 is self-explanatory, from what is included on the front, back, and spine to whether to design your own cover or hire it out. It also gives you Book Cover design company options. Chapter Six - Self-Publishing in Print Books is about the different options you have when going through this process. I will not go into everything this chapter includes but just suffice it to say you have many options. Chapter Seven - Self-Publishing in eBooks delves into the different platforms and if you want to self-publish directly to each platform or use eBook distributors. Again there are many options from which to choose. Chapter Eight - Self-Publishing in AudioBooks and Chapter Nine - Translating Your Book. These two areas were not part of my plan until I read these two chapters and now, these are options I think I will eventually try. Part Three: Other Publishing Decisions This section includes two chapters: Chapter Ten - Obtaining a Copyright and Chapter Eleven - How to Form an Independent Publishing Company. I already knew about "Obtaining a Copyright" but again it reminded me and reaffirmed what I already knew. I wasn't really interested in forming my own publishing company but after reading this section I can see the benefits and may rethink the options at a later date. The rest of the book includes: Conclusion - Self-Publishing in a Nutshell (goes over the basic steps), an excerpt from another of their books, "Marketing Your Book on Amazon", Additional Resources, and About the Experts (about the authors of this book). Overview The authors of this book have a Website dedicated to helping and training authors at Training Authors. They have a free newsletter and advice, videos, and they also have books and other tools for free and for purchase from themselves or others in the publishing industry. Back to the Confusion My author friend knew I was researching the self-publishing idea and she was also interested and emailed me about "Self-Publishing Books 101" after she read it. Her email stated, ". . . it sounds awfully complicated . . . besides writing the book, editing, formatting and getting cover art, you have to get an ISBN or ASIN number, it needs different formats for different websites" and I wrote her back explaining that she could do as much or as little as she wanted, and that most of the self-publishing outlets provide the ISBN/ASIN for you when you use their services. Now, I admit, I didn't see the confusion at first. I had taken a two-week break from my research to redesign a Web site. So, I had to go back and reread the sections on ISBN and publishing in print books and eBooks. I think the background I have in technology also helped me understand better as well as I had read other books on the subject before this one. When I wrote her back, I explained she could start out with Amazon's Kindle for eBooks and CreateSpace for print books first, see how well her book sells, then move on to other venues like Smashwords (a publisher/distributor service). At Smashwords she could format once and they would distribute her book to multiple online bookstores; such as Barnes & Noble, Apple iBook, etc. My author friend and I decided, she would edit for me and I would format for her. Editing my own writing isn't a strong area of mine. I also received an email yesterday from Joel Friedlander at The Book Designer, advertising Two-Way Templates from Book Design Templates, where you can format once and publish twice (ebooks and Print books). They are also offering 40% off until Sunday night for these new templates. I can see how it can all be a bit overwhelming and confusing in the beginning. In my day job I'm responsible for training others on software, policies, and procedures in my field. Sometimes it is hard to explain to others what you know. Even in writing fiction, you know what you want to write, but getting your information across to readers is sometimes the hardest part. For the reader it may be that they are looking for specific information, but while looking at the many shelves of multiple options (like looking for a candy bar in a candy store), it's hard to find what you're looking for without your head swimming from all the choices. Most of the people I have met are hands-on learners, doing it and delving in helps us to remember what to do. So that's the best advice I can give: Make your decisions on how you want to proceed, go to the sections of this book on the step-by-step instructions and just do it. Each time the process will get easier. Or you also have the options of trading processes or hiring out the publishing process which leaves you open to just writing your books. Your options are almost limitless in self-publishing. You can also find this review on my blog, Kim's Musings at kimcox.blogspot.com and visit my Web sites kimcoxauthor.com and kimcoxdesigns.com.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Vincent de Paul

    Every self-publishing writer should read Shelly Hitz ... her tips on writing and cracking the writing 101 are invaluable. You just need to have an open mind, follow the guides, and you will have a professional book. This book is so helpful that if you read it you feel like you will dine with the kings of publishing overnight. It's a must read. Every self-publishing writer should read Shelly Hitz ... her tips on writing and cracking the writing 101 are invaluable. You just need to have an open mind, follow the guides, and you will have a professional book. This book is so helpful that if you read it you feel like you will dine with the kings of publishing overnight. It's a must read.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Pete Nikolai

    out-dated Quite a few typos that should have been corrected by now and several items are outdated, e. g., CreateSpace no longer exists. Over 60% of the sales of many nonfiction categories are through accounts other than Amazon and yet little guidance is provided on how to compete in those channels.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Wade Lawrence Hess

    Informative and Clear This book was clear, informative and honest. It was also full of personal experiences to help understand - This book covered everything I needed to know to get started.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Matthieu

    Very complete and practical book on self-publishing. It gave me a great overall view of the process. Very complete and practical book on self-publishing. It gave me a great overall view of the process. I know where to start.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kenneth M Panko

    A lot of good information for anyone who is considering writing a book.

  15. 4 out of 5

    P.F. Gregory

    lots of useful hyperlinks and expansion into specific elements of the end to end self-publishing process.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Chanelle Nash

    I found this book to be very informative and helpful and would definitely recommend it.

  17. 5 out of 5

    April Taylor

    Great book! Handy practical guide for authors who are planning to se!f publish i am sure I will refer to it often.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Martin Holman

    Good info This book was filled with good information but the formatting was so so and it didn’t inspire me to want to finish it. I appreciated the information though

  19. 5 out of 5

    Nadav Raviv

    great practical tips

  20. 4 out of 5

    Cherel Justice

    Empowering! Very helpful book. Concise and yet covers all the basics. Opened up areas I hadn't even thought about. Shares great links. Well written. Thank you. Empowering! Very helpful book. Concise and yet covers all the basics. Opened up areas I hadn't even thought about. Shares great links. Well written. Thank you.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Leigh

    I have been wanting to do more research on self-publishing for a while so I bought two books on the subject. I have yet to read the other one, but am planning on doing so pretty soon. This book was a very good overview of the world of self-publishing today. You get information on the types of self-publishing companies out there as well as a list of the author's recommendations. There is an overview of the cover design process. It also gives an overview of the following: self-publishing costs, sel I have been wanting to do more research on self-publishing for a while so I bought two books on the subject. I have yet to read the other one, but am planning on doing so pretty soon. This book was a very good overview of the world of self-publishing today. You get information on the types of self-publishing companies out there as well as a list of the author's recommendations. There is an overview of the cover design process. It also gives an overview of the following: self-publishing costs, self-publishing book templates, self-publishing software options, a bit more of an in depth look at CreateSpace, ISBN look up and FAQs, and obtaining a copyright. The last chapter gives you an overview of the whole process; sort of like a checklist. I do have to say that there were some errors in this book. I believe that it could have been edited more thoroughly. Also, the reader could clearly see that this was intended to be an e-book. (It even still says "eBook" in the description for the print book). There are links to websites in this. I think that it's good to have the extra information there for readers to find. However, I do also think that the hyperlink look of it could have been changed for the print copy. Just list the address. That being said, this is a good overview of self-publishing. I definitely recommend this to someone who is looking for a short overview of the subjects that can present themselves in the process of self-publishing. If you are looking for a more in depth book about self-publishing then I would pick up something else or buy this in addition to the other book. This is a good quick reference guide. For example, the section on self-publishing book templates is something that I would flip to often for quick reference. Shelley Hitz's website, http://www.self-publishing-coach.com/, has much more information. I would certainly recommend checking out that website. I do also plan to purchase her other book, Book Marketing on a Shoe String Budget. I believe that it will give me some good ideas on how to do market my book. Again, good to pick up if you're looking for a quick overview or reference guide. Or to pick up with another more in depth book on self-publishing - to use as companions, almost. It was also inspirational in that it - to me - made one seem like they can do this. My rating would be 3.5 stars! <3 Amanda Leigh http://www.girlwithapenandadream.blog...

  22. 5 out of 5

    Melinda

    Some Great Downloads Some Great Downloads It becomes clear after reading for awhile that this book is a come hither for Me Hitz's coaching services for self publishing authors. She clearly knows what she is doing, and the book provides some very valuable downloads, including Make Your Words Sell, which is worth the price of admission all by itself. All the steps from choosing a Print-on-Demand publisher to creating your book template, your book cover, and getting it published. Most of the informat Some Great Downloads Some Great Downloads It becomes clear after reading for awhile that this book is a come hither for Me Hitz's coaching services for self publishing authors. She clearly knows what she is doing, and the book provides some very valuable downloads, including Make Your Words Sell, which is worth the price of admission all by itself. All the steps from choosing a Print-on-Demand publisher to creating your book template, your book cover, and getting it published. Most of the information is about CreateSpace, Amazon's Print-on-Demand publishing company, which is where the author's experience lies. It is definitely an introductory course. There was no mention of book pricing, working to maximize the relationship with either CreateSpace or Amazon, just simply going from a basic template to a finished paperback book. There are so many more issues it just boggles the mind. She uses two sentences to cover turning your manuscript into an audiobook. WOW! I need a little more than that. Covers are another issue. There was no advice outside of " potential customers spend 4 seconds looking at the cover...", and " it needs to be high quality..." How about their likes and dislikes, favorite colors, photo versus artwork? All the advice is good, but very generic. Like the book cover example, if there was research as to what readers liked in book design, in covers, in blurbs, in quotes, etc. It would have helped tremendously. It would have taken this from a personal experience with some hot downloads and morphed it into a 5 star resource.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Blair

    This book explains in a non-technical, easy to understand, step-by-step way how to publish your print book on Amazon using CreateSpace. (Yes, CreateSpace leads you through it, but it can be confusing to us non-technical people!) And this book gives places for free templates (some of CreateSpaces book templates do not work) which saves time and major frustration. I've already worked through those issues, so what the intrigue for me was in doing my book in other translations and in doing by book in This book explains in a non-technical, easy to understand, step-by-step way how to publish your print book on Amazon using CreateSpace. (Yes, CreateSpace leads you through it, but it can be confusing to us non-technical people!) And this book gives places for free templates (some of CreateSpaces book templates do not work) which saves time and major frustration. I've already worked through those issues, so what the intrigue for me was in doing my book in other translations and in doing by book in an audio format. Regarding getting my book translated into other languages: I felt like the information in this book was sufficient for me to proceed forward in getting my book translated. Regarding getting my book in an audio format: I will need to purchase further resources to help me walk through this process step-by-step, but this book told me of the resources to help me through the process. Based on the author's personal experience, I am confident that I will be able to produce an audio version of my book. I have read several books by these authors and I appreciate their overall excellence. This specific book tells exactly what they themselves have done to publish and market their books. It is clear, concise and informative. It is the bottom line, basic information for easy readability and use. If broader information is needed, then other book resources or websites are mentioned for your benefit. *Note: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lynda

    Book was first published in 2012 and updated in 2014. The Title has also changed to: Self-Publishing Books 101 by Shelley Hitz andHeather Hart. This book is packed with information. There are three parts to this book: - Foundation for Publishing Success - - Writing Your Book - - Editing for Success - - Building Your Marketing Platform - Self-Publishing Your Book - - Pre-Publication Decisions - - Book Cover Design 101 - - Self-Publishing Print Books - - Self-Publishing eBooks - - Self-Publishing AudioBooks - - Book was first published in 2012 and updated in 2014. The Title has also changed to: Self-Publishing Books 101 by Shelley Hitz andHeather Hart. This book is packed with information. There are three parts to this book: - Foundation for Publishing Success - - Writing Your Book - - Editing for Success - - Building Your Marketing Platform - Self-Publishing Your Book - - Pre-Publication Decisions - - Book Cover Design 101 - - Self-Publishing Print Books - - Self-Publishing eBooks - - Self-Publishing AudioBooks - - Translating Your Book - Other Publishing Decisions - - Obtaining a Copyright - - How to Form an Independent Publishing Company Conclusion: Self-Publishing in a Nutshell Please scan through that list again because most "Amazon self-publishing freebies" give you one or two of these -- not ALL of them. In addition, at the end is "Additional Resources". This will be a book that stays on my Kindle Fire. It's one I will re-read in segments as I work through the process. Note: This was an Amazon Kindle free book.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Heather Erickson

    Walks You through the Process from Start to Published Shelley Hitz has been an inspiration to me as a new author. I wish I had read this book earlier. It would have saved me a lot of trial and error as I published my first book. Better late than never. I decided to read Self Publishing Books 101, before moving on to my second book. I'm glad I did. Shelley takes you step by step, through writing, editing, publishing, marketing, and so much more. She tells you what she does and why. She also lets y Walks You through the Process from Start to Published Shelley Hitz has been an inspiration to me as a new author. I wish I had read this book earlier. It would have saved me a lot of trial and error as I published my first book. Better late than never. I decided to read Self Publishing Books 101, before moving on to my second book. I'm glad I did. Shelley takes you step by step, through writing, editing, publishing, marketing, and so much more. She tells you what she does and why. She also lets you know other options you can choose in case you would like to do things differently. She weighed out the pros and cons of different options you must decide on during the publication process. Like other books I've read by her, this one is easy to read and follow. I would also recommend checking out her website, which has tons of videos and other information, designed to help new authors succeed.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Tom Law

    The authors have done a tremendous job of collecting all of the various parts necessary for someone to become a published author. This is really a reference book which you will use over and over again as you work through the process of developing and publishing your book. Each aspect of the process is explained and then the authors add links which take you to more complete descriptions and helps. In doing so, they also model how you can develop your own publishing “empire” – writing books, conne The authors have done a tremendous job of collecting all of the various parts necessary for someone to become a published author. This is really a reference book which you will use over and over again as you work through the process of developing and publishing your book. Each aspect of the process is explained and then the authors add links which take you to more complete descriptions and helps. In doing so, they also model how you can develop your own publishing “empire” – writing books, connecting with others, relating to publishers, etc. And the book is FREE. Being new to this, the book is exactly what I needed to help me understand the playing field and “where I can go from here.” I will bookmark this as a resource to which I will refer often.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Mandi Lynn

    You can tell the book is meant to be an ebook because there are links to websites. I also should have looked at the page count before I bought it because it very short and in no way gives you what you need to know about self-publishing. There are a few errors which shows the author probably didn't get the 40 page book copy edited. It gives you a bit of an overview of the process--which is good if you are a self-publishing newbie--but you'll defiantly need to do a lot more research before you pub You can tell the book is meant to be an ebook because there are links to websites. I also should have looked at the page count before I bought it because it very short and in no way gives you what you need to know about self-publishing. There are a few errors which shows the author probably didn't get the 40 page book copy edited. It gives you a bit of an overview of the process--which is good if you are a self-publishing newbie--but you'll defiantly need to do a lot more research before you publish your own book.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    Good information, supplemented by lots of links to external content -- not all of which was written by the authors. The authors clearly practice what they preach in regard to giving away some content in order to gain readers, but unlike some free 'books' which are nothing but sales brochures, this one has actual substance. Bottom line: I feel like I now have a good understanding of the steps involved in self-publishing, and know where I can go to get more detailed information about any one step. Good information, supplemented by lots of links to external content -- not all of which was written by the authors. The authors clearly practice what they preach in regard to giving away some content in order to gain readers, but unlike some free 'books' which are nothing but sales brochures, this one has actual substance. Bottom line: I feel like I now have a good understanding of the steps involved in self-publishing, and know where I can go to get more detailed information about any one step.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie Jacobs hessler

    This is a great book for those people who are looking into getting into Self Publishing. The book includes a step by step plan of action. I like the fact that it includes extras such as publishing ebooks, doing audiobooks and translating your book into a foreign language. Another thing I also, liked was there was lots on links throughout the book on the self publishing process and a newsletter to sign up.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Emma Hewitt

    Title Self-publishing 101 Published This book is easy to follow guide which runs over ten parts and broke down into thirteen parts. This book tackles every aspect of self-publishing from pre-publishing decisions to obtaining copyright, self-publishing audiobooks, paperbacks and Kindle books through to marketing the book. As well as how to translate the book for other markets. Another recommended read.

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