Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Book Review: Self-Publishing Guides: Self-Publishing a Book by Hank Quense

Self-publishing has changed many things about the publishing industry. It's something I consider from time to time, but I find the whole thought of going it on my own intimidating. Then in walks, Self-Publishing Guides: Self-Publishing a Book. Now I have some idea how to move forward.

This helpful, non-nonsense guide to self-publishing comes from award-winning author Hank Quense. In addition to humorous fantasy and science-fiction, Quense often writes about self-publishing and book marketing. Self-Publishing a Book is one book in his four-book Self-Publishing Guides Series.

 Self-Publishing a Book brings you though the self-publishing process beginning to end, discussing numerous topics important to anyone considering self-publishing. Here are just some of the topics featured in this book:

  • Copyrights and rights
  • Types of publishers
  • Revenue splits
  • Editing
  • Cover art
  • Book packagers
  • Pricing
  • Formatting tips
  • Launching your work
  • Budgeting for your self-publishing project
  • Marketing
Though some topics like marketing and project management have their own guides in the series, Self-Publishing a Book touches upon every aspect of the process so you have a compete overview of how to get from story idea to finished project and then how to draw attention to your newly released book. 

A valuable and cost-effective resource for writers, I highly recommend Self-Publishing a Book by Hank Quense if you want to know the ins and outs of self-publishing a book.

File Size: 1398 KB
Print Length: 61 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Strange Worlds Publishing (November 11, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

I received a free copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinion, which I have not been compensated for in any way.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for reviewing my book. One of my observations about publishing books is that the more an author knows about the publishing process, the less likely that author is to fall prey to the many scam artists who proliferate the internet.

fredamans said...

Sounds like a great resource for anyone looking to get published! Great review.

Cheryl said...

You're welcome, Hank. Always glad to support a fellow author. This looks like a fabulous series. Thanks for taking care of your writing friends.

It is, Freda. Hope you get a chance to check it out.