“It’s an indispensable companion to the Self-Publishing Manual.”
— Dan Poynter
A message to all authors, poets, journalists, scientists, academics, writers of mainstream
or genre fiction, science fiction, romance, mystery, anthologies, business non-fiction,
how-to books, research articles, monographs, textbooks, diaries—any kind of writing:
You can publish yourself.
At its heart this book is a self-help tool, written by a real self-publisher who
took the road less traveled and climbed all the way up the learning curve from start
to finish—is it ever finished?
Marshall Chamberlain distills his knowledge and experience in an informal, down-to-earth
manner. He shows committed writers how to clearly navigate the jungles of the publishing
industry and take advantage of the New Book Model: Digital printing technology and
hi-tech communications services making it possible for writers to achieve their publication
Chamberlain's Case Study-Approach places a grid of self-publishing choices over the
publishing field. It provides sources of information, suggestions and recommendations,
and real examples of the decision-making process. He empowers writers to plot their
own self-publishing course, based on personal lifestyle preferences and the availability
of time, energy, and financial resources. His approach outlines the knowledge and
teaches the skills necessary to take control of key publishing functions, and develop
and implement the plans and promotion programs necessary for self-publishing success—even
with sparse capital.
Throughout the two-and-a-half year Case Study, Chamberlain confronts key questions,
issues, potential problems and risks that face self-publishers, and offers ways and
means to help deal with them creatively and effectively. By defining the what, why,
when, how, and how much in the self-publishing process, Chamberlain instills in writers
the confidence to fabricate their own distinctive brand of self-publishing success.
He's right when he says, "Anybody can self-publish if they have determination and
fire in the belly."
By developing a robust Index and Table of Contents, Chamberlain makes this book an
invaluable, issues and answers resource as well as subject reference. It's an indispensable
companion to The Self-Publishing Manual.