- File Size: 607 KB
- Print Length: 86 pages
- Publisher: SJF Publishing (July 30, 2012)
- Publication Date: July 30, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008R8TYTK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,283,028 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Write Your First Book - 49 Tips To Write, Publish and Sell Your Book Kindle Edition
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This book has practical information from an experienced, self-published author. He knows what he's talking about and gets right to the point. Whether you want to write fiction or non-fiction, he's got you covered. He even tells you how you can arrange to have someone else to write your book, if you want to handle it that way.
This is great for beginning authors who want to get a quick start with self-publishing. This is also a good review for experienced authors who feel that maybe they haven't really covered all their bases. This guide is full of practical information to set things up properly, as well as some advanced techniques to boost sales. Do yourself a favor and get this book!
I particularly like the way the Author delves into the whys and wherefores of your writing strategy. Having already self published a number of other books prior to this "How To Tips Book" he shares how a prospective Author should approach the project with regard to the research activity. I like his Pareto Principle analogy which intimates that while research might only be 20 % of the effort it could well be responsible for 80 % of the results!
This Tip no 2 (spend time on research) will obviously pay dividends in the end. He details the different places to conduct your research such as Google and Amazon, which are essential if you are not only to write and publish your book, but to actually have it sell.
The fictions tips I have to admit I skipped, since that doesn't interest me but realise that perhaps this might be the part of the book that would be of more interest to others who are planning on writing in this arena. So ignore my impatience and go read every bit of this great book!
The choice of software is looked at in Tip no 13 and a resource called Ultimate E book Creator, which the Author uses must be worth investigating as is a free program called Fast Pencil. Yes I think we could all use a little (or a lot of) a fast pencil most days to beat that old gremlin procrastination. The W.B phrase we don't use when we are a writer (you must know what this means so I am not going to tell you!Read more ›
It looks like Stuart Fish knows what he is talking about. I checked his profile and he has a ton of books. He is a very energetic and prolific writer. One can certainly find a lot of info in this book. At the same time, there is so much covered, that some is covered in depth and other material not as much.
Overall, I think that most writers will get plenty of tips and ideas from the book with everything from strategies to software covered.
There are several great tips in this book and one that I had not thought of using myself and will be sure to implement it for my next book.
The resource section at the end has a lot of great links and many of these I use myself so can recommend them as well. If you are still trying to navigate your way around writing, publishing and marketing your book then you will find this book to be extremely helpful.
What I really loved and think a lot of people will benefit from is his "You can do this!" attitude, and his overall penchant for enthusiastic encouragement which is born, I believe, out of his own sheer love of the craft. It's infectious, too.
While not a definitive treatment of the subject -- but then it doesn't purport to be -- Fish's book offers an excellent and relatively thorough overview bound to be of great help to beginners, and anyone just getting started or thinking about it. Or to some of us who've already been around the block a time or two. Definitely worth the minimal investment.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Liked the idea of 10-10-10. Write 10 chapters in 10 hours and publish it in 10 weeks. Now that is doable. Read morePublished on February 25, 2013 by Wilma Sossaman
This is a fantastic reasource to help you start a career as an author.
Not only does it contain helpful and practicle advise from someone who has done it, it is written in a... Read more
As the author of $ell More eBook$ - How to increase sales and Amazon rankings using Kindle Direct Publishing I know how valuable writing resources are for writers. Read morePublished on August 21, 2012 by Laura Dobbins
I have found this a very useful book. Good information that I have been implimenting. Well worth purchasing if you are a writer who wants to publish on Kindle or just considering... Read morePublished on August 7, 2012 by Jolene
I enjoyed this book a great deal. It is especially useful as a guide to Kindle eBook publishing. I would recommend it to any writer wishing to break into the Kindle Marketplace. Read morePublished on August 6, 2012 by Laurie Lacey
Stuart Fish offers other writers ideas and tips from someone who has been there. He frankly discusses what has worked for him...and what hasn't. Read morePublished on August 5, 2012 by Dr. Diane Chesson
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