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Self-Publishing for Dummies

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Covers budgeting, copyrighting, and marketing
Know the pros and cons of self-publishing and get your work in print
Thinking about self-publishing your book? This no-nonsense guide walks you through the entire process of going it alone, from preparing your manuscript and creating the perfect title to selling the final product. You'll see how to obtain an ISBN, work with pri
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ebook, 384 pages
Published March 3rd 2011 by For Dummies (first published August 8th 2006)
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Conrad Zero
This book is exactly what you expect, and what I really like about the "Dummies" line. They really aren't written for dummies at all. They don't presume any advanced knowledge of the subject, and explain all concepts and terms so everyone can understand them.

That said, Self-Publishing For Dummies isn't going to be enough for you to get your Self-Publishing business off the ground. It's enough of an overview to teach you what you *don't* know, and point out some resources to fill in the gaps in
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Colleen Twombly Borst
a good book for beginners, i suppose, but coming from a print back ground, i found it rudimentary. there are some good resources, in terms of who to send promotional materials to, but examples are lacking. also, it's quite outdated, especially when it comes to POD options. do yourself a favor and head over to Taleist instead, especially if you want to self-publish for an e-reader.
Carole  Crosby
Stopped reading this book, when I saw him mention a few suspect vanity publishers. So, they must have got to him and paid him to punt their services. He spoke well of these "scum-bags" so how the hell can I believe anything else he writes??!!
Sherry
If you plan to self-publish either by your own label or with a house, you need this. Great info, in an easy-to-read format. Its not even insulting for calling us "dummies."
Meghan Pinson
Worth reading again . . . the notes I scrawled on the back of something-or-other while I read this on the floor at Book Soup are nowhere to be found.
L.S. Fayne
The book was full of you need to this and that, but not real helpful on how to do this and that. Not worth the money. The internet is more helpful.
Charles Franklin
Pretty good book, a little old (Gosh 2006 is now old!), but some worthwhile gems...
Lear
This book Rocks! a fantastic checklist to go from the notepad to the bookshelf.
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