Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should (Third Edition) (Let's Get Publishing) (Volume 1) Paperback – January 8, 2018
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"Even with my background as an indie writer, I picked up several valuable tips...this is simply the best book about the ebook revolution that I have read." -- Michael Wallace, bestselling author of the Righteous series.
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"It should be THE starting point for anyone considering self-publishing today. This book is a Pixel Pick, and should be considered required reading for any Indie author." -- Pixel of Ink.
About the Author
- Item Weight : 13.9 ounces
- Paperback : 310 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1983680354
- ISBN-13 : 978-1983680359
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.78 x 8.5 inches
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 3rd edition (January 8, 2018)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,253,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I devoured the first publication several years ago when I was first starting to write. As a newbie, the information was spot on with enough specifics to point me in the right direction on several important writing and marketing topics.
Since then I have written six novels in my fiction series and three nonfiction books, attended writer's conferences, paid for some rather expensive online marketing and writing courses and read a couple dozen books on writing and marketing. Some were good, a few fantastic and some others less than useful. This new edition of Let's Get Digital sits firmly at the top of that pile.
If you are starting your first book, or with several published titles and still growing your writing business, get this book, read it, pause, think, reflect, then read it again. You'll be glad you did.
There is a ton of information packed into this book. I have pages and pages and pages of notes that I know that I'm going to be reading over on a regular basis. The book is a lengthy one but one that excited me. I really felt as if I were learning things and this kept me going back to it every opportunity that I had. Mr. Gaughran lays everything out in terms that anyone can follow along with. He's down to earth and realistic with the amount of work that needs to happen and I appreciate that.
Links. I know that this is an e-book, but I really don't like to be reading along and suddenly coming across a link within the text. If the information is important, it should be included within the text. My Kindle is old and doesn't like opening links and when it does cooperate, flipping between that link and back to the book is a bit of a pain. After all, my Kindle doesn't have alt-tab that I can use. I would have preferred a list of links in the back of the book and have it left at that. I should point out that there was a resource section so this was done in part.
I also found the third part (other authors who have made it) to feel outdated. The authors all had their success about eight years ago when the market wasn't nearly as swamped as it is now. I would love to see this section updated with authors who have found their way in the past couple of years.
If you're serious about becoming a self-published author, this is a book that you need to pick up and spend many hours pouring over its pages. Like I said, I'm going to be going back over my notes because there was just so much information packed in that I want to be sure to absorb as much of it as possible. I can guarantee that as I prepare my next book for publishing, I'll be using the checklists that I made and hey, I might even get brave enough to get that mailing list set up soon!
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It's not enough that he writes "The Definitive Guide to Self Publishing," giving away oodles of hard-won experience in a series of easy-to-follow tips, but he really is the gift that keeps giving with regular email updates with the very latest tips and tricks to avoid falling down promotional black holes and wasting dirty great wedges of time, money and effort.
You rock Mr Gaughran, even if I don't have a hope in heck of pronouncing your surname.
It is informative in a concise manner and tidies up all the pertinent information you require in one neat package. I particularly found the historical info about digital print and vanity publishers interesting and frankly downright distasteful with the practises going on.
Time will tell whether it has been any use, but the usefulness of the tips cannot be understated and when it is time minimise the stress and panic.
I did find the last section with all the success stories went on far far too long. Damn nice to see people doing well, but it could be briefer, or used for other matters.