Are you ready to self-publish your book, but dreading the massive learning curve? Well, there's no need to dread it anymore!
This 6th installment of the bestselling "Writing in a Nutshell" series, will not overwhelm you with all information available-it will tell you exactly what you need to know, without the faff, by following a foolproof, cost-efficient, time-efficient, extremely easy-to-follow, step-by-step self-publishing method.
Want to go from manuscript to a professionally published book within one week? Then this is the book for you.
You'll learn how to: prepare your manuscript in Microsoft Word, design your paperback and eBook cover, prepare your front/back matter and blurb, format your paperback interior & eBook, proofread your designed pages, register with desired retailers/distributors, export your eBook to a retail-ready file and upload your paperback and eBook to retailers/distributors.
Not only will this book save you time and money, but it will also save you from inevitable stress. What are you waiting for? Self-publish your book today!
|Publisher:||Vine Leaves Press|
|Product dimensions:||4.37(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.30(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If Jessica Bell’s Writing in a Nutshell series has not yet become the standard craft reference for all aspiring writers, then it should have. The books in the series cover everything about writing creative fiction and non-fiction from showing—not telling —to polishing a finished manuscript. They have now been joined by the sixth, and perhaps ultimately the most useful, book in the series: Self-Publish Your Book. This amazing volume tells you step-by-step how to take the manuscript you have been lovingly incubating under Bell’s expert gaze, and turn it into a volume as professionally produced as Bell’s books themselves. The book is divided into sixteen chapters that cover everything from formatting the manuscript properly, through cover design, choice of format (eBook or paperback, or both?) to getting your book into the hands of the distributers, from where people can actually buy your baby. It’s quite technical, but it needs to be, and everything is explained in Bell’s extremely user-friendly prose that could make brain surgery seem like, … well … something a lot easier than brain surgery. In recent years, self-published authors have taken a lot of flak from the traditional publishing industry—most of whom are running scared—for a lack of professional quality, particularly in terms of production values for books. With this book, Jessica Bell gives you the tools to break through that reputation, sharing the secrets of her own success as an author and self-publisher, backed by her years of experience as an editor and writer. If self-publishing is a revolution, then Bell has placed herself firmly at the head of it, holding the flag. With this book and the rest in the series, you too can become part of the movement and take the publishing power into your own hands. Disclaimer: author provided an ARC in return for an honest review.
There are so many ‘how to’ writing and publishing guides on the market and like any self-respecting procrastinating writer, I have read a lot of them. This guide from Jessica Bell is by far, my favourite. Every step from formatting to cover design to actually getting your book out there is covered in step-by-step detail. Jessica manages to spell it out in simple detail without being condescending. I love the bullet points; not only can you tick off items as you do them, but it breaks down what can seem like huge tasks into bite size, manageable chunks. I’m not the most technical person, but I managed to follow each and every step with ease. A quick example: before reading this book, I spent days (probably more like weeks) messing around trying to format my book. With this book, I had it all finished in one day. That is how good this book is. I seriously cannot recommend this book (or the others in the In a Nutshell series - I have them all) enough. If you’re serious about self-publishing, you have to buy this book.