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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Publishing

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A practical guide for a booming market.

Every aspiring self-published author needs this guide, which covers everything from design to sales. It reveals all the tools they’ll need, including worksheets for estimating costs, timing, and resources; up-to-date information on production and design; formats for many genres; strategies for publicity and sales; plus success stor

Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 4th 2005 by Alpha
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This is the second time that I perused and skimmed this book. It is a great resource to refer to the different stages of publishing.

It is helpful with step-by-step guides and lists of what to do next. The authors provide additional books to dig deeper and fill in the gaps.

Natalie Wickham
My friend, Jennifer, gave me this book to read so that I could outline what steps we needed to take next on her book project. In the course of reading it, I became intrigued by the process of self-publishing. I was still in the early stages of working on my book, Pajama School, and had planned to go the traditional publishing route. Inspired by the benefits outlined in this book (but trying to keep in mind the realities of how difficult it would be!), I decided to officially launch my Journey to ...more
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Jennifer Basye Sander has been an author and book packager for nearly 20 years. Her career has spanned all aspects of the business, from retail sales and book acquisition to editorial and publicity. She and her husband founded the Big City Books Group, which develops book projects and has over 40 successful books in print.

Also known as Jennifer "Gin" Sander
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