How To Self-Publish Your Book: A Complete Guide to Writing, Editing, Marketing & Selling Your Own Book

Square One. Jun. 2019. 272p. ISBN 9780757004650. pap. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781524744380. COMM
One should usually proceed with caution and a dose of skepticism before accepting authors’ assertions that their book offers readers everything. But that is clearly not the case here. Publishing expert, prolific author (e.g., Effective Business and Nonfiction Writing; Career Opportunities in the Publishing World), and Hannacroix Creek Books founder Yager has produced this compendium that covers in detail every major step for would-be writers to follow on their path to publishing. Part 1 concentrates on writing and preparing a manuscript for publication, including advice on editing and proofreading. Part 2 focuses on cover design, text design, creating an ebook, printing, and conversion to an audiobook. Part 3 involves marketing, publicity, and selling the work. Yager provides helpful tips for the novice to avoid being taken advantage of by the many publishing services out there and gives what she calls the “normal range” of fees to expect. There is also an extensive list of resources.
VERDICT With self-publishing an increasingly common option for writers today, it would be hard to imagine a more useful and easy-to-follow guide than this comprehensive volume. Highly recommended to everyone hoping to self-publish a book that won’t look self-published.
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