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Self Publishing: How to Publish Your Print Book or eBook Step by Step (Volume 1) Paperback – July 28, 2012
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This workbook is an amazing publishing guide for any author who wants to do it all him or herself.
Patricia Fry, author, speaker, editor patriciafry.com
At last a clear and comprehensive guide through the self publishing process, using free and/or inexpensive software.
Barbara Florio Graham , author and publishing consultant
From the Author
Self publishing blogs and books cover a myriad of methods for writing and publishing your book. I found much of this information quite helpful but also confusing because there were so many different ways to do things. I always work to simplify, organize, and develop methods that prove successful and this is what I did in self publishing. Self Publishing: Writing A Book and Publishing Books and Ebooks For Yourself and Others covers every step of the proven method I set up for publishing my books and that of others. I wanted to create the kind of book that would have helped me avoid many mistakes when I was first starting out and this book will save you from those mistakes, save you time and money, and ensure that you publish a quality book.
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Although certain areas were a bit beyond my scope of knowledge, the screenshots and the examples pulled directly from authors, some of whom were also trying their hand at self-publishing for the first time, made me confident that if they could do it, so could I. I'm sure I'll return to this book plenty of times in the future when I need more guidance and the tips and tricks this book offers are truly ideal for someone who wants to get involved in the world of publishing without feeling overwhelmed. Thanks!
When you read Self Publishing you will learn the definition for the different types of publishing, including self-publishing. You will get help in planning your book from an idea through a full-fledged book including choosing great cover art, editing the content, and choosing the right formatting. In this book Benitez also will help you learn how to create a great searchable title as well as how to use both publishing software and productivity software. You’ll also get Benitez’s input on good point of delivery printers and ebook publishers.
This book is a great resource for all of your self-publishing needs.
You will also learn the definition of traditional publishing, vanity publishing, subsidy publishing, POD publishing, and self publishing. Benitez will give you ideas on how to plan your book from planning through cover art, formatting, creating a searchable title, and editing. He also explains the differences between publishing software and productivity software.
William provides valuable information about editing your own work and free tools you can use to aid you in the process.
There is an excellent chapter covering the need to use publishing software rather than a word processor to make your book print ready. While there is a great deal about software such as PagePlus X4, I was a little disappointed that there was no mention of Calibre, a free and open source e-book editing tool that is used by many self-publishers.
Overall William's book is extremely comprehensive and covers all you need to know regarding creating and self-publishing your book. I highly recommend this to writers new to self-publishing.