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Publish!: How To Publish Your Book as an E-Book on the Amazon Kindle and in Print with CreateSpace Paperback – March 4, 2013
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About the Author
The author has a serious problem- he doesn't know what he wants to do when he grows up. Meanwhile, he's done such things as wildland fire fighting, running a mountain shop, flying airplanes, shooting photos, and writing books. He's a backcountry skier, climber, figure skater, mountain biker, amateur radio operator, river runner, and sea kayaker- but the thing that really floats his boat is hiking and backpacking. No matter what else he tries, the author always comes back to hiking- especially long, rough, cross-country trips in places like the Grand Canyon. Some people never learn. But what little he has learned, he's willing to share with you- via his books, of course, but also via his websites, blogs, and whatever works.
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This book still gets four stars because of the detailed Kindle and Createspace publishing guidelines. The author has clearly done his homework and his experience and suggestions will definitely save a lot of research-time for other authors. I appreciate that.
This book could have been a gem (or still could be) if the author deletes a substantial amount of filler content and retains only the publishing process and his experience/tips.
The book introduced me to Scribus and how to use it. That alone is worth many times the price of the book, since it is open source software. It is useful not only for formatting books but also for many other purposes.
Bruce acknowledges in his book that he stands on the shoulders of all who have gone before and thanks them for sharing their knowledge. I feel I stood on the shoulders of all of them, and Bruce, who provided excellent guidance is a very understandable presentation.
I did not find the material repetitive or superfluous. There are many issues to decide in the process of doing your own book and he helps you avoid many errors that you might make without this kind of guidance.
"There's no guarantee," he writes, "your book will become a best seller, or even that it will sell well at all." While obvious, this kind of truthful facing-the-facts right up front makes this book, IMHO, much more a source of confidence that most. I enjoyed my initial reading, and, as a new Amazon publisher, will subject it to a second, close reading very soon as I begin to hone my own marketing plan as my second book approaches publication. My HUZZAH! to Mr. Grubbs for a job well done, and a book we need and can rely upon.
--Frank Howard, author of "Screamin' Lisa's and Other Tales."