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Book Review of Dan Poynter's "Self-Publishing Manual Vol 2"
Once you pick it up, you won't lay it aside!
Looking for a mentor for your first or next book, and thinking of self-publishing? Don't miss this book!
I recently wrote a review for Amazon of Dan Poynter's book Self-Publishing Manual Vol 2 and I gave it 4 stars (out of 5) because it really should be used as a reference along with his Volume 1 of the same title.
This important update of his Volume 1 is designed to guide writers into the updated world of self-publishing as it was in 2014's Second Edition.
Admittedly the self-publishing field has seen enormous changes in favor of authors, not just since his Volume 1 was originally published in 1979 with new copyrights and printings in the intervening years before Volume 2 first arrived on the scene in 2009, but also in the five years to the revised Volume 2 in 2014.
Used together, the two volumes can guide you step by step through the creation, printing, and marketing of your own book. Better yet, Volume 2 will update your skills and the ease of self-publishing for a maximum effectiveness in today's competitive market, whether you are writing a family history for a limited audience, or tomorrow's best seller in fiction or non-fiction.
Dan Poynter's manuals start at the creation stage because there are things you can and ought to do as you start researching and writing your book. He provides a checklist that keeps the project on track from start to finish, along with resources and helps available to you.
When it comes time to self-publish (or not) answers to such questions as the choice of printers, paper, covers, editing, number of copies and pricing, all are answered with experienced advice for professionals and neophytes alike.
If you are considering self-publishing, read this Volume 2 and make an informed decision. It can be done, and it can be done much more professionally by knowing the nuts and bolts of how to do it today.
Besides, there are numerous advantages financially and otherwise, to be found in self-publishing, and those are the theme of Poynter's two manuals on this subject.
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