Saturday, September 17, 2016
Navigating Indieworld: A Beginner's Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing Your Book by J.A. Gerber and Carole P. Roman
As an independent author, also known as an "Indie" author, I found Navigating Indieworld to be honest and forthcoming about the prospects of publishing for new and independent authors. This book does not offer false hopes and irrelevant advice just to sell copies- on the contrary, it is filled with down to earth, relevant as well as useful guidance for any aspiring author. Unlike other traditional publishing "how to" books in the publishing genre, Roman and Gerber's book takes into account today's publishing industry, enabling the writer to make the best use of social media as well as the internet in general.
The authors write as if they really want their readers to succeed in the publishing industry. Reading this book is like having the advice of a trusted friend at my fingertips. In contrast to book publishing twenty years ago, the world of book publishing has changed entirely. The authors help guide the writers of today in navigating the self serve world of the internet in every step of the publishing business from marketing, to writing, editing and publishing. This book discusses self publishing companies, e-book platforms, online books stores as well as book blogging resources as well. For anyone considering writing a book- this is the only resource you will need. Each chapter is followed up with a "To Do" list to help an aspiring writer organize his time and to prioritize tasks. The back of the book includes a directory of useful resources including blog review websites, important social media web sites as well as marketing and formatting services. If you finally want to pursue your lifelong dream of publishing your manuscript, this book will tell you how to do it. As a blogger I received a copy of this book from the authors.