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What others are saying about The Naked Author


“Smith’s The Naked Author is a complete wealth of information covering every aspect of the book publishing business. If anyone is thinking about or attempting to publish a book and needs direction, this is the book that must be on the table next to the computer. Smith has a vast knowledge and her book is chock-full of ideas, tips and hints for the novice and established writer alike. The Extensive resource information contained in The Naked Author makes any other book on publishing unnecessary. This is the only book you need to break into the field of publishing.”

Writers Digest, 16th Annual International Self Published Book Awards


“Anyone who has been involved in publishing for any length of time knows how important a good cover is to the success of his or her book. Here’s a book that provides an excellent example. This cover will get your attention!

The second thing that impresses me about this book is the volume of resources offered throughout. Yes, she mentions SPAWN under publishing organizations. (Thank you, Kat.) Nearly half of this book focuses on resources such as agents, distributors and such. She even tells you how to contact the program directors for Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly and 20/20. She lists over 50 book reviewers and includes nearly 40 pages of contacts for events for authors—book festivals and so forth.


Along with each grouping of resources, Smith offers the nitty-gritty, as well. Yes, she tells you how to approach and work with an agent and publishers, how to write a query letter, tips for preparing a book proposal and even guidelines for promoting your book.


I like this book because it is straightforward, reader-friendly and seems to be fairly complete.

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