Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
How to Self-Publish Your Book With Little Or No Money! A Complete Guide to Self-Publishing at a Profit! Paperback – June, 2000
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
"This book is for anyone who has a story to tell. It covers the entire publishing process..." -- Jane Miller, Free-Lance Journalist and Columnist
"This delightful book provides the day-to-day, personal hands-on advice only an author with sixteen years of experience could provide." -- Dan Poynter, The Self-Publishing Manual
"You accepted your greatest challenge and wrote that book. Now, make publishing it the easiest part of the process! -- Glenda Bixler, Authors' Representative
About the Author
Bettie Corbin Tucker founded Rainbow's End Publishing Company in 1983. As an author, publisher, and speaker, she has been featured nationally on radio and television. She is the author of The Thorn of Sexual Abuse (pen name of Beth Sterling) that was published by Baker Book House. Bettie previously enjoyed hosting her own "talk" radio show. She and her husband John are the parents of two adult children, and presently reside in Baden, PA
Wayne P. Brumagin, Co-author, has been an editor with Rainbow's End Publishing Company for ten years since his retirement from the Veteran's Administration Service of the Federal Government. As a poet, his work has appeared in various publications. He and his wife, Mary, are the parents of three children and presently reside in Butler, PA.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
And that's only the beginning.
"How To Self-Publish Your Book With little Or No Money" begins with an understanding of the prospective book author's own sentiments and beliefs. The belief a writer has in his or her own message. This book is not for the casual writer or established professional with years of contacts; this book is for the individual new author who has no contacts, but who has something to say.
Toward this overall objective of making a book come to life, Bettie does an interesting thing: she compels some self-examination of the new writer and their material. I'm big on that. Every writer should really understand why we want to write, what we'll write and how to begin the process. Some think this is the easy part - self-expression - but it is vital to get down and get down early.
Because self-publishing is not a mechanical journey - it's much more than business, more than expression, more than mere perseverence; it's understood to be more of a personal growth experience with some real personal difficulties and change to challenge the new author as a neccesary part of their personal publishing success.
This is the secret of Bettie's content: it isn't easy. It's written to be direct, succinct and useful, but much is expected of the serious-minded self-publishing author. How the industry works is critical to understand in order to avoid that protracted, discouraging learning curve of when no one outside seems to cooperate. It's not how to get past the secretary kind of information - it's more of understanding; how to optimize the quality of your book; how to avoid pitfalls and frustrating delays; and how to bring your book to life at a profit.
Was it hard for me? No, it wasn't, but it did demand of me a new way of thinking. And that's the challenge if you want to take your writing to publication. We all write; how many take it to the next level and publish a book?
For your new book to succeed is at the heart of Self-Publish Your Book With Little Or No Money, hence the importance of the self-examination, the brief grammar review and the real-life case history inside. The book has a great index, too, current leads and filled with juicy contacts.
I respect this book, because it doesn't serve up how to make it easy, necessarily; it hands over the secrets to make it work.
I probably sound like a former student, but the new author-publisher probably will, too. That's the relationship between Bettie Tucker and her readers. Isn't that what you might expect once your book is published? I'm searching for a word here... How about gratitude?
For being well written, of course, an A. For being personable and effective, an A+.
Ever have a teacher you really liked? The ones who got results? For helping me get results, five stars.
John Longenecker, Author
The book describes how to get started, writing prose, writing poetry, what associations to join, what magazines to subscribe to, meeting expenses, your legal and business responsibilities, the parts of your book, making it "camera ready", printing, when the books arrive, fulfillment, low-cost promotion, the Internet and computers and what to do next. Resources, glossary and index.
Bettie Corbin Tucker has been an author, publisher, speaker and talk-show host.
Wayne Brumagin is an editor, publisher, and poet. He is retired from the Veteran's Administration.
As a publisher and an author of 113 books (including revisions and foreign-language editions) and over 500 magazine articles, I recommend this book to publishers and those thinking of becoming publishers. DanPoynter@ParaPublishing.com.