April Hamilton: The Indie Author Guide



Epub Online The Indie Author Guide ☆ April Hamilton – 10a.us

Ished Some of the info like Word is outdated because this was published in 2010 Well written and not too textbook dry which I really appreciated35 stars May bump p the rating higher depending on how much the guide helps me on my own journey Certainly this book is well written and well organized However generally information and tips are fairly basic and Reclaim Me (McCoy Raven Brothers unimaginative There is a good bit of detail presented on BASIC information on the technical side of settingp an authors platform and publishing However if you already have a solid competency in this area the information will not be sefulMuch of the general tips and recommendations are very similar to information that one can gather through other sources such as blogs from publicist marketing gurus agents etc I also was a bit peeved that some of the easy resources Hamilton suggestion do not have the web addressed listed in the book but can be assessed through her online guide which of course reuires an additional feeIn summary this is a good basic book However it s sefully will depend on the individual needs of the reader I think it will be the best valuable for those Moon Over Water (Deliverance Company, unfamiliar with the various forms of social media settingp a website and blog etc April Hamilton s book is a comprehensive guide to indie publishing covering general and specific topics from picking the type of publishing that s best for you to how to format a document for an ebook It s easy to The Reunion Mission \ Tall Dark Defender understand in fact Hamilton explains everything as if you re entirely new to the topic Since I m not new to the topic I simply skimmed where she did go into details I already knew The heftiest sections were the most beneficial those on Author Platform Highly recommended for anyone considering or even wondering about indie publishing Should be called The Indie Author Who Doesn t Really Want To Be an Indie Author Guide Despite periodic reassurances to the contrary the author clearly as a bias toward feeling that indie publishing is not as good as traditional publishing and just KNOWS that her readers really would prefer to be pickedp by a publisher That was very annoyingAlso annoying was the fact that I Her Brooding Italian Surgeon uickly found I couldn t trust her to know what she was talking about For instance the section on personal facebook pages vs facebook fan pages clearly demonstrated a complete lack of knowledge on how facebook fan pages work She gives absolutely the wrong adviceMUCH better books for the indie author are Write Publish Repeat by Sean Platt and the Indie Author Survival Guide by Susan Kayeinn I picked p this book at the Borders closing sale in 2011 and it was my first foray the world of self publishing or indie publishing as April L Hamilton calls it I started reading it immediately got about 60% through and then lent it to a friend. Ine news hub and community for indie authors gives you insight to the latest technology and step by step advice for making the most of your self publishing optionsInside you'll find everything you need to know to organize your files create your brand explore your self publishing options format your book for POD edit and revise you work design your own book cover publish through a POD print service provider publish in e book formats build.

As a beginner to self publishing I found April L Hamilton s The Indie Author Guide to be both informative and helpful She begins by breaking down some history about the self publishing industry to serve as both a warning and an inspiration to those who are seriously interested in becoming indie authors From there she thoroughly examines key steps that should be considered during the process of self publishing and leaves you room to decide which tools and paths work best for you She covers a variety of topics ranging from the initial writing process to the marketing of your completed work What really makes this guide so essential for any author is the perspective and experience offered by Hamilton she has no problem telling it like it is but also acts as your biggest cheerleader She recognizes that all writers have niue and varying experiences so this book is right for anyone looking to expand their self publishing skills Inspirational reading for anyone wanting to get their story out there and finding themselves locked out of the system by the gatekeepers Ms Hamilton offers hands on technical support as well as the moral support needed to go for it Whether you decide to do a complete Do It Yourself publication or opt for an indie publisher who will take some of the load of your back this book provides the tools and gives you a can do feeling This reader found the needed encouragment and courage to go for it right in this book I m sure I ll be referring to it again and again as I continue along the indie author trajectory I read this book while looking for information on Admin work for writers and thoroughly enjoyed it The book is written in an easy to Two Steps Forward understand language and contains a vast amount of information on not only publishing your book as an Indie Author or along traditional routes but also about building your own brand There is so much in here that would beseful to knowI would heartily recommend this book to anyone who is considering publishing their own book or looking for information on how to advertise their already published book An informative book on self publishing that also goes into the history of both traditional and self publishing This is a book that even the least tech savvy person should be able to get value from There is a lot to learn but it s done in a way that anyone should be able to The Soldiers Mission (Secret Agent Series, understand There is also a section of blank worksheets also available online and a HTML primer The book does a good job at explaining the pros and cons of various kinds of self publishing and even on how to traditionally publish afterwards if that is an option one wants to considerI won t know exactly howseful or accurate this information is The Ranchers Surprise Marriage until I start doing of the steps myself but it seems like a good guide to getting publ. This Is Your Roadmap to Success The Indie Author Guide takes you through every stage of the self publishing process With e books print on demand and the power of Web 20 you have the ability to publish your own highality books and go indie just as filmmakers and musicians have done Get detailed instructions complemented by screenshots so you can get the most of cutting edge publishing optionsApril L Hamilton founder of Publetariat an onl.

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For what turned out to be about a year I just got it back this weekend and finished it The Ancient Central Andes up todayIf you re clueless about self publishing and even need an overview of traditional publishing too and you re not very tech savvy this book definitely warrants 5 stars April really approaches the book as though you have very limited knowledge about publishing options formatting your book for print on demand or ebook and marketing by developing your brand and author platform As such she provides tremendous detail about things like how to create styles in a Word document or how to setp a professional looking Facebook pageI found this book incredibly helpful in laying out the landscape for me at a time when I had little information However in the nearly two years since I ve started reading the book I ve been exposed to other resources such as the Creative Penn and The Book Designer blogs and APE Author Publisher Entrepreneur How to Publish a Book by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch and some things have changed so my own personal review is now leaning towards 4 starsI still plan to rely on this book for help in setting Lover Extraordinaire (Extraordinaire, up my documents since it does provide such specific details for formatting for galleys Also I think the chapter on promotion is really helpful in comparing different tools based on price time commitment and level of tech savviness needed though things have changed somewhat since the book was initially published I do see that there is an ebook available now so perhaps that haspdatesIf you re considering self publishing this is a wonderful and detailed book Some of the technical details are a bit outdated but still Christmas With A Hero understandable and relevant If you also happen to be light on technical skills ornwilling to invest a lot of time or money in learning about the technical side of self publishing this is definitely a great choice If you have a basic nderstanding of self publishing and you re very tech savvy this book may be too basic for you A good reference for people who are interested in getting published and are thinking about trying the do it yourself approach It lists all the steps involved in independent publishing and includes checklists and other guides I don t know very much about this topic but it seemed to be very thorough My only real ibble was with the formatting The pages are printed in two columns which is fine for a book of this size but the font seemed smaller than sual and the layout seemed a little cramped in places Very informative She gives a very concise look into the world of publishing and I think would cause anyone to estion the merit of traditional publishing in the current market Also her writing style is accessible to anyone not dry like you might expect from what is essentially a reference bookFull review here. An author platform promote your work transition from indie to mainstream publishing Plus you'll get worksheets to help you plan and organize your book your business and your writing life as well as an HTML primer so you can build your own website even if you're not tech savvyThe Indie Author Guide gives you the skills and confidence you need to take full advantage of today's niue publishing opportunities and grow your readership yourself.

April L Hamilton is an author blogger Technorati BlogCritic leading advocate and speaker for the indie author movement and founder and Editor in Chief of Publetariat the premier online news hub and community for indie authors and small imprints April is also on the Board of Directors for the Association of Independent AuthorsIn 2009 she launched Publetariat Vault University an online edu