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If you've got passion, a plan, and persistence, you don't need an agent. The Indie Author Revolution: An Insider's Guide to Self-Publishing is your friendly guide to the new era of self-publishing. Everything you need to create a quality book is within your reach, including editors, designers, printers, mentoring presses, e-books, and social media.
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Paperback, 279 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Beaver's Pond Press
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Dec 05, 2013 Julianna rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Indie Publishing Newbies
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When I saw The Indie Author Revolution available for review, I eagerly requested a copy, thinking it might be helpful to me in my journey toward indie publishing my first book. Unfortunately, after reading it, I find myself rather disappointed by it. For starters, the author seems to focus more on non-fiction books rather than fiction, which is what I write. Granted, a fair bit of the general information would apply to both genres, but a lot of the specific tips and advic
Secrets and solved mysteries on having success in self-publishing

One major difference in this self help book for those who are steeping into the current fad of self publishing is author Dara M. Beevas' approach to the writers who read her little golden book of information. This is not a step one step two step three how-to book, though Beevas does give specific information on various steps she considers important to teach. Instead, this is a book of motivation that informs the independent author
Mell Corcoran
Very informative. An excellent resource for anyone even contemplating self-publishing.
Alain Burrese
The publishing world is changing, in fact it’s changed, and will continue to change in the foreseeable future. And according to Dara M. Beevas, “It’s the age of the indie author.” In this new book, endorsed by self-publishing guru Dan Poynter, “The Indie Author Revolution: An Insider’s Guide to Self-Publishing,” sets forth a path for anyone with a desire to write and share their message to bypass agents and traditional publishers to go the self-publishing route.

While this book might not have eve
Lynda Coker
Every writer ponders the eternal question, to self-publish or not. If you're one of those people, you've probably already put a lot of time researching, questioning, and evaluating that information. Well, don't make that all-important decision before giving careful consideration to this book by author Dara M. Beevas.

First of all, we're reminded that just because we can do something, doesn't necessitate our doing it. Especially, if we haven't thoroughly prepared to tackle the challenge with dedic
Matthew Turner
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I aren’t a professional critic, instead all I offer is my honest opinion into everything I read. However, I do this with a difference, as I don’t only offer my personal views on the Writing, Plot, and Story, but also the Book Cover, Book Marketing, and Author Website.
We live in a modern world where being a writer is different to years gone by, and I feel the whole experience of the book matters. This covers everything from
Hanna Kjeldbjerg
They say don't judge a book by its cover, but in this case, the content of The Indie Author Revolution is just as vibrant and engaging as my first impression of the cover had me assume. Dara offers all the advice that you would expect from a self-publishing authority, but the book is not bogged down with dry information. I loved the strong (and occasionally sassy!) first-person "I" and engaging interior design. After finishing this book, I felt so much more capable of participating in the self-p ...more
In this age of self-publishing, here comes a book to help the independent author become successful. I tis filled with much information, from the through of going the self-publishing route to the editorial process (the author emphasizes the importance of hiring a professional to edit one’s book)., to designing the layout and cover to printing and marketing.

I found this book to very helpful and informative and will help anyone thinking off publishing their own book. And if you do it right, you oug
Amy Quale
A fabulous guide to navigating the difficult world of self publishing! You can tell in the pages that Dara M. Beeves is truly passionate about self-publishing and the work she does with authors. Her all-encompassing guide provides thorough information and checklists for authors at any stage in the publishing process. Furthermore, Beevas doesn't mince words or hold anything back--she gives all the industry secrets she can, at the same time helping authors get in the right mindset to self publish ...more
I won this book through Good Reads. I haven't finished this book yet. I am interested in self publishing a book so I was very happy I won it. This book explains the ins and outs of self publishing. I didn't know there were different ways to self publish. I didn't understand which way was more expensive. Very happy I have a start with this book. Thanks.
Packed with tons of information for new or aspiring authors. Also contains a thorough listing of resources that you can't place a price on if you're a "newbie" in the field.
It is a lot of good info, but sometimes its boring... But hey.. I am glad I read it!
Not very helpful for fiction writers.
This is one of the best books on the topic of self-publishing. Most authors think that uploading their Word doc to Amazon CreateSpace and forking over some money is how to get published. That's absolutely the wrong approach. Dara's years as an editor in the publishing world provides great insight on how the industry operates, how some things have changed, how some things are still the same.

Daisy Nguyen
Secrets to self-publishing and MORE. Written in an easy to read, easy to follow manner. Dara took and made something scary and unfamiliar seem easy and manageable in small chunks. I'm already taken the things I've learned into consideration as I plan and write my next book.
Katy Jo Turner
Chock full of info.
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