Coker walks you through a complex process with simple and easy-to-follow directions. By the time you are done with this book you will have advanced skills in using MS Word. Plus there is a dash of humor here and there which is good because it's pretty dry material to begin with. Also, I highly recommend anyone thinking of publishing an eBook to read Coker's other books on eBook marketing.
I love sea stories and was very happy to find the title poem in this book is a tale about a sailor who heads across the seas to find the mythical worm. My favorite lines in the poem were these:
There was nothing more
But a senseless roar
As he rode on numbing waves
That swept along,
With a mocking song,
To the horror of his grave.
Those are great lines of poetry, especially for me a lover of sea stories.
The first few paragraphs had me wondering if I was going to like this story because they seemed to be starting off with something I might not like, but then BAM!!! this story took off like a rocket. I realized the first page or two was just a set up that came back around to make the story so much better. Read it. That's all I can say . . . read it.
Kind of reminded me of that TV show THE OFFICE where people work in this place that is really boring and some of their co-workers are real jerks, but there's an underlying humor in how serious some of them take it. Also it's kind of like the Dilbert comic strip but bending toward (but not quite) an R rating.
I was sitting here trying to think what I'd write for a review. I was trying to think of something witty and clever to say. But I couldn't come up with anything . . . so I read the review below this one by someone names TexMex, and I have to agree. I think the review below mine by TexMex really nailed it. I'd like ad a huge thank you to Mr. Coker for everything he's doing and to all the people ate Smashwords. Indie publishing is changing the literary world and Smashwords is totally making it happen.
A decent amount of humor applied to a potentially boring topic. If you are considering a venture into ebook writing and publishing, this is a good book to read. I agree with some of the other reviewers here in that some of this advice seems a bit dated.