However, writing a novel to the standards demanded by readers is, in many writers minds, the biggest and principle issue they face.The demands of the self-publishing process are high, complex, time-consuming, frustrating, bewildering and at times, make you question is it all worth it.The author writes in a clear, conversational style, detailing the self-publishing journey she and her husband undertook to get his first fiction novel on the market, and sharing with the reader all the things that they learned along the way. Cam makes it a great deal easier by supplying a range of excellent checklists to use at various stages of the writing and pre-publishing of your book, starting with one that asks you consider whether self-publishing is even for you.Beginning with a clear explanation of what exactly self-publishing (or indie publishing) is, as opposed to traditional publishing and hybrid publishing, she moves on to detail all the myriad tasks a self-published author needs to manage, either by performing the tasks themselves or by delegating to others. A host of useful links are included to various sites where you can find experts to help you with those tasks outside your personal skill set; I've used a number of them and can vouch for their usefulness.These days an author has to go through writing, publishing and then marketing the book. I believe the author has done a wonderful job in sharing her experience while helping her husband publish his novel. And yes, there are a few tips and tricks in here that those who've already taken the plunge will find helpful as well.Her writing style instigates interest in the reader's mind. It will benefit both to the novice and professionals in self-publishing.3) This work can save a lot of money and specially time for the first time self-published authors who spend their precious time sitting in front of the internet and gaining zero productivity.4) For already published authors, the book will be more than a reminder of their self-publishing journey. The author writes in a clear, conversational style, detailing the self-publishing journey she and her husband undertook to get his first fiction novel on the market, and sharing with the reader all the things that they learned along the way.Moreover, it is heavily spread with her own hard-won knowledge and experience gained by going through the process with her husband’s book. They capture hard-won knowledge and experience and make it available in an easily consumable form so saving you making the same mistakes or going off tangent.People write for many reasons, but not everyone attempts to publish their work. V Cam employs throughout the book is self-assessment questionnaires.
That way each chapter could reference the diagram as the book unfolds so you can monitor your progress.
Book 1 covers the process of self-publishing while Book 2 covers the marketing aspects of self-publishing.
If you are only interested in getting your book published, Book 1 is all you will need.
As an indie author myself, I full well know the magnitude of these tasks - and this is before the marketing even comes into the picture. You can also download the useful checklists and templates provided in the book.
They include beta reading, editing, cover design, blurb writing, formatting for ebooks and paperbacks, choosing distributors and aggregators, pricing and royalties, making sure you have your tax information in order, building a newsletter list and an author website, and a multitude of other tasks before you even get your book on the market. I'd highly recommend this to any aspiring author considering taking the plunge, whether self-published or traditional. Disclaimer: The author sent me an ARC of this book for review.