Learn What to Expect on the Road to Publication!
“This authoritative, step-by-step, behind-the-scenes tour of the book publishing process is essential reading for new authors. . . . Perfect Bound is a treasure trove of practical advice for aspiring authors and others who want to understand what it takes to get a book published.”
Warren H. Phillips, former publisher of The Wall Street Journal, co-publisher of Bridge Works book publishing company, and author of Newspaperman
“The publishing industry can be difficult to navigate, even for the most seasoned professionals. For self-publishers or those new to the process, having an experienced guide is critical. Katherine Pickett's Perfect Bound is an indispensable resource for anyone who dreams of making it on his or her own.”
Adam Motin, managing editor, Triumph Books
With a balanced treatment of fiction and nonfiction books as well as traditional and indie publishing, Katherine Pickett’s collaborative and down-to-earth approach to the publishing process makes Perfect Bound the ideal reference for new authors.
• Learn from the experts: Get inside tips, advice, and real-life stories from the author and 11 Roadside Assistants¬publishing professionals and other successful authors ready to help you succeed
• Avoid the potholes: Identify and overcome some of the biggest mistakes new authors make, from manuscript to book
• Prepare for success: Take steps today to create a high-quality and highly marketable book
|Publisher:||Hop On Publishing LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Intended for the serious author, not the author who wants to publish a 30=page ebook in 5 hours or less! "Perfect Bound: How to Navigate the Book Publishing Process Like a Pro" is the perfect book for the serious self-publishing (or traditionally publishing) author who wants to know what is needed to make a good book. It's for the author who is willing to invest the time and money into finding a good editor, creating a good book cover, and building an incredible online presence. Sadly, there aren't a lot of books out there like that. Most are the gimmicky "Get your book done in 30 days or less". Katherine Pickett uses her vast experience in the publishing industry to give the reader insider knowledge of what it takes to produce a book (finances, time schedule, and personnel needed). To me, it was similar in concept to "Getting Your Book Published for Dummies"; however it was different in format and style and covered a different angle. Her experience is evident in the details she gives on different aspects of publishing, such as what to use for the front matter of your book, etc. These are questions that I have seen from authors, but never fully explained. Pickett covers this issues from both sides, the traditionally published and self-published, which is another unique feature of this book. Most authors focus on one type of author (self-published or traditionally published), but Pickett includes both. This is helpful, because a lot of the authors I run into are open to both traditional and self-publishing as possible options. Overall, this was a good reference tool that authors can use to provide additional support as they navigate through their journey. It won't cover everything, but it will cover a lot of what you need to know (plus some).