Saturday, July 18, 2015

Review: The Indie Author Guide: A Self Publisher's Toolbox

The Indie Author Guide: A Self-Publisher's Toolbox
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Title: The Indie Author Guide: A Self Publisher's Toolbox
Author: Heather Hildenbrand
Version Reviewed: Finished, eBook
*I purchased this book myself.*

GoodReads Summary:
Whether you’re an aspiring author or have been published for a year, this guide is full of information, links, and support sites that can help increase sales and streamline your business as a self-published author. This guide is not like other self-help books on publishing. It includes very specific how-to instructions along with a timeline so you also know when to implement each item. If you’re looking for vague instructions or easy banter, this guide is NOT for you. If you need a little sarcastic humor and someone in your ear telling you to get off your butt and make your dream happen, this IS the guide for you!
What’s inside:
–An extensive list of links to editors, cover artists, formatters, and bloggers is included.
–Marketing, blog tours, release day blitzes
–Formatting, cover art and artists for hire, editors, what to ask when hiring out
–Garnering reviews, how and where to meet bloggers
–Where to find review groups, beta readers, critique partners
–Branding, blogging, and social media
–Time management, daily goals, sales strategies, what works, what doesn’t.
All of this and more is included in this hold-your-hand-style guide.
I bought this book as I was busy writing my first novel, In Her Waking Hours. It caught my eye a while before and when I decided that I wanted to go the self-publishing route, I knew that I had to have it.

I have to say that for a new comer to the self-publishing scene, this book is absolutely amazing.  There are so many books out there that read like a text book, so intent on cramming your head full of information in the most boring way possible. This book, however, was not like that at all. It kept you interested and have information that is extremely beneficial to your success as a self published author.

Since I started out as a book blogger and have been doing it for three to four years before I decided to self publish, I already knew a lot of the ins and outs of quite a bit of it. Even with that knowledge already, this book helped me out a lot.

I highly recommend this book to those that are looking into self-publishing of those that are looking for a way to increase sales and readership. Not only does Hildenbrand provide you with writing advice but also business tips, her personal experiences on numerous topics and direct links to bloggers, designers, formatters, editors and many other resources that you may need to get your book out there.

Rating: 4 Stars.

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