The Sunday Book Review: Self-Publishing Simplified
Posted by Lisa Lickel on October 7, 2012
By Deborah H. Bateman
Christian Daily Resources
For those who are currently looking for directions on how to put your masterpiece on Kindle, Deborah Bateman offers this easy guide, complete with screen shots right from the program.
This is not a primer on how to get your manuscript ready. The author assumes you will have taken the appropriate steps to polish, prepare, edit to the utmost professional level and have a cover prepared by the time you get to the point of “ready to publish.”
Beginning with your dream, your passion as your reason for publishing, cautions about making your book readable, Bateman proceeds with a step-by-step primer on uploading your electronic book to Kindle. Note: this guide is published in the fall of 2012. Rules change very quickly in this world, so please note that you must also be responsible to keep up yourself with direct to publish programs and options. The Kindle Direct Newsletter subscription, a free monthly newsletter, is an excellent way to do this.
Bateman not only offers directions, but most importantly, advice on how to sell your product. As I learned when I was first published traditionally, simply putting a book on the market does nothing to sell it. You must also put on your marketing hat, and Bateman spends as much time on the marketing side as on the publishing side. Why offer your book for free? Where to promote? Along with practical advice, her experiences, and those illustrated screen shots all serve to help you be the best author you can.
This handy little guide is a gem for the current Kindle publishing community, a valuable tool for those who have a book waiting for an audience.
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