This book contains a wealth of information. Getting a book before the public has never been easier. That means making mistakes in the process has never been easier too. I had no idea how many ways one can blunder in getting a book published. Briles gives tips on everything from preventing being ripped off to tips on writing.
You want to write a book. Maybe you have the manuscript completed. Now what? Briles gives tons of information on how to go through the publishing process and what to watch out for. She writes about generating captivating headlines, how to avoid the “Did It Yourself” look. She clarifies what you need to do as the author and when to hire professionals. She helps with getting your book in libraries. She even includes tips on how to get reviewers for your book. She writes about working with Amazon and gives suggestions for marketing.
The best part of the book just might be the resources Briles includes. Many are websites with free tutorials and aids. Just when you think you've seen all the online resources, Briles lists more at the end of the book.
I highly recommend this book to potential writers and authors who are ready to publish their work. You'll find out pretty much everything you need to know to make your book launch a success while avoiding a bunch of potential blunders.
My rating: 5/5 stars.
Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She has been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. She is the author of 36 books and is a speaker at publishing conferences. She holds an intensive author boot camp every summer. You can find her on Twitter (@AuthorYOUBooks and @MyBookShepherd) and follow her Facebook group (Book Publishing with The Book Shepherd).
Mile High Press, 336 pages.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the author. My comments are an independent and honest review.