Guest Author - Bluedolphin Crow
Self Publish Your Novel: Lessons from an Indie Publishing Success Story, presents a true live case study of a successful self-published fiction novel.
Now, I realize that you might be wondering, Bluedolphin, as the Nonfiction Writing Editor at BellaOnline.com, why would you be reviewing a book about self-publishing a fiction novel? I would answer…very good question.
Today, with all the ereaders and more accessible print-on-demand companies, there are many basics to self-publishing that writers of nonfiction and fiction should follow to increase their odds of success.
We used to be able to rely on old publishing industry standards. Not anymore. If you have written a book or are thinking of writing one, you need to know what is working in the publishing industry right now.
Learning from people who self-published as little as two or 3 years ago will not help you today. The publishing industry is spinning like a whirlwind and changing almost daily. If you want to have hope of sales and success, you must use information that is current and fresh.
Robert Kroese gives you that in this Kindle eBook. Then, he shows you step by step through his first fiction novel self-publishing effort. Then shows you in great detail through an actual case study of his second novel Mercury Falls, how he succeeded in 2010.
He includes each step he took and gives you insights into why something worked and others did not. A wonderful roadmap for us all. Robert self-published Mercury Falls on Amazon Kindle and a paperback through Create Space. His book was then picked up by Amazon Encore, Amazon.com's new publishing venue.
This book is packed with industry snapshots to help you see the sweeping changes that are taking place. He then guides you through many of the areas you will have to know to successfully self-publish your book.
The only thing in this book not applicable to nonfiction writers is how to format your manuscript. Nonfiction manuscript writing has different formatting rules. Other than that, everything in this book you can use right now.
There are a few resource links I feel are not as helpful as many others I use. However, the overall book is bursting with up to the minute tips and information from a successful self-published Indie author.
Whether you have a book you want to self-publish or are still writing your book, this Kindle ebook will help you understand how to self-publish today while avoiding a lot of the pitfalls. I found it also helped me to cut through a lot of the learning curve that comes with all the sweeping publishing industry changes.
My rating is: 9/10
Note: I purchased this book to review and read with my own funds.