Incredibly refreshing honest advice from a skilled writer.
Diane Mulligan offers aspiring writers a solid leg-up as they pursue success in the land of self-publishing. She's 'been there, done that' while exploring most of the territory they'll likely encounter. She's scouted out a bird's-eye view of the landscape and come back with an objective assessment of the most likely strategies that will yield a successful self-publishing experience.
Mulligan doesn't come at you with ironclad pronouncements. She offers heartfelt observations that seem to spring from a sincere desire to help others avoid fruitless schemes that waste your time.
For veterans of the process who have wondered 'What if..?' regarding the many options available for creating positive exposure to our work--book fairs, blog tours, public readings, paid reviews, social networking, offering free copies, giveaway events, etc--that involved too much time, too much money, or were just too confusing to deal with, and left us wondering 'would it have made any difference if I'd just gone that extra mile?' Mulligan, in many cases, has trod that extra mile and she shares that with us.
Mulligan's authenticity alone gives this book the stamp of authority that is lacking in most books on the subject. An awesome overview with a personal touch.
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