Ape: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur: How to Publish a Book

Ape: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur: How to Publish a Book

by Guy Kawasaki, Shawn Welch

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"Nuts, bolts, and inspiration too. Once again, Guy delivers, kicking the shiitake out of anyone who would tell you that you shouldn't, wouldn't or couldn't write a book."
-Seth Godin
Author and founder of The Icarus Project.

In 2011 the publisher of one of my books, Enchantment, could not fill an order for 500 ebook copies of the book. Because of this experience, I self-published my next book, What the Plus!, and learned first-hand that self-publishing is a complex, confusing, and idiosyncratic process. As Steve Jobs said, "There must be a better way."

With Shawn Welch, a tech wizard, I wrote APE to help people take control of their writing careers. APE's thesis is powerful yet simple: filling the roles of Author, Publisher and Entrepreneur yields results that rival traditional publishing. We call this "artisanal publishing"--that is, when writers who love their craft control the publishing process and produce high-quality books.

APE is 300 pages of step-by-step, tactical advice and practical inspiration. If you want a hype-filled, get-rich-quick book, you should look elsewhere. On the other hand, if you want a comprehensive and realistic guide to self-publishing, APE is the answer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988523104
Publisher: Nononina Press
Publication date: 02/04/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 402
Sales rank: 605,155
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.89(d)

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APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Murasake More than 1 year ago
Some parts of APE:Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur are fun to read, thought provoking and stimulating, while others are pure practical handbook for carrying out some of the more techie tasks involved in publishing your book. It's all worth reading, and indispensable if you are considering self-publishing your own book. Highly recommended.