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Self-Publishing in a Nutshell


By Andrew Marx


Copyright 2011 Andrew Marx


Published at Smashwords


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Introduction


This book is written primarily for people who have some interest in the publication process but little experience beyond writing a book. Putting the pieces together isn’t easy, but the main goal of this book is not to give a series of pep talks. You have to know that even if you do all the work yourself, writing and publishing a successful book can be done. My primary goal is to show you how.

The truth is that writing and publishing your book are also the easy steps. Selling your book is going to be the biggest roadblock to your success. Most writers need a grass roots approach that focuses on networking, exposure and building your credibility in order to sell their books.

This book is divided into major tasks roughly in the order you will tackle them to go from writing to publishing your book independently. First, you need a product – a completed book. Second, you need a good editor. Third, you need to strategize the design of your book. Finally, this book wraps up with a couple of chapters on distribution, marketing and advertising, with some attention to the pros and cons of social media. Within the pages of this book, I will offer some specific advice and highlight the resources you need to write and self-publish a book.

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