Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Indie Author's Guide to the Universe 5/5 Stars

Indie Author's Guide to the Universe by Jeff Bennington is an excellent read for anyone that is an author. While it was written, I believe, for those authors that intend to self-publish, the information is excellent for any author. As both an indie Author and a small-press author, I found the information in this book very, very useful. But even for those mid-list authors--this book is simply a must-read. Face facts--most authors don't get a lot of press from their publisher. Unless you're a James Patterson or Amanda Hocking, you're simply going to get a contract and a book out in a year or two. Sales very often don't cover the advance. It's reality. This book gives a concise guide to all steps in the publishing process. But more importantly, or just as important, it gives you absolutely necessary tips on promoting your book once it's out in the world. Using just a few of the tips I've read about, my own book,[...] hit the Amazon Top 100 Seller's List in its genre. In just two or three days. Today, for example, it's at #50 as of this writing. It had a ranking in the hundreds of thousands before I took the steps Jeff laid out in the book. The tips and suggestions are current. He gives you not only steps to take--but even suggests sites to go to for your necessary steps from editing to making your covers. I've read several books on writing over the years--but this is the first on the steps to publication. If you read no other book on publishing your book--read this one. The layout makes it very easy to find just the information you want--but I certainly recommend reading it from cover to cover. Download the sample--look it through--and you'll see why The Indie Author's Guide to the Universe is a must-have book for any author. Get it today. Read it, and use the steps suggested. I predict that authors that have a good book and use the tips in this book will see their numbers rise on Amazon. Many non-fiction how-to books are very dry to read. Not the case with this book. It's easy to read, with just enough personality to make you want to not only take the steps--but see what else Jeff Bennington has to say. He's also gives you information from other authors that have made the Top 100 Lists. The main thing I took from this book is to assure you're putting out a quality product and promoting it. If you're a writer, you're in business


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