Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should
by David Gaughran
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Let's Get Digital / B005DC68NI
I've read a couple of self-publishing guides so far and I have to say that this one is the best yet. The writing is clear, concise, and best of all doesn't seem to have a chip on the author's shoulder towards anyone or anything else. The advice is good, the layout is well-organized, and the price is right.
The book itself is cut into three sections. The first section covers a short history of publishing and some of the whys and wherefores of self-publishing. This is all well and good, but will be something of skimming material for anyone already convinced that self-publishing is the way to go. The second section covers the broad hows of self-publishing and there's a wealth of information here about the different online retailers and how this will affect non-US authors and readers. The third section is a series of interviews with successful indie authors, and the fourth section has a wealth of resources and cross-links worth checking out.
This book will definitely be a resource that I refer back to in the future. The strong organization makes it easy to drill down to a specific area and the sparse prose is perfect for a reference book. I highly recommend this resource for new and wanna-be indie authors.
~ Ana Mardoll
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