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Self-printed: The sane person's guide to self-publishing (edição 2012)

por Catherine Ryan Howard (Autor)

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The fully-revised and updated third edition of Catherine Ryan Howard's pragmatic 'how to' self-publishing guide Do you think that no one has the right to stand between you and your published writer dreams? That the publishing industry is going down in flames and self-publishers are going to rise like a 99c phoenix from the ashes? That all literary agents are interested in doing is blogging sarcastically about the rhetorical question at the start of your query letter, that editors will just use your submitted manuscript for kindling and that you'll be senile before you hear back from either of them? That once you've uploaded the book you finished yesterday afternoon to Amazon, it'll be mere minutes before the money starts rolling in and you can quit your day job? Do you say things like "gatekeepers", "The Big Five", "E.L. James", "legacy publishing" and "indie author" a lot? Are you self-publishing to "show them all"? If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions then I do apologize, but this isn't the book for you. This book is for writers who consider self-publishing to be a good Plan B, or even a sideline to traditional publication. Who want to do it the cheapest and easiest way possible while still producing a quality product. Who understand that much like Starbucks outlets and Nespresso coffee machines, traditional and self-publishing can peacefully co-exist. Writers who know that they don't have to sell a million copies of their book to start earning a living from their writing, but that they do have to work hard and treat it like a business. Who are blessed with common sense and live in the real world at least most of the time. Who find my jokes funny... If this sounds like you, then SELF-PRINTED: THE SANE PERSON'S GUIDE TO SELF-PUBLISHING may be just the "How To..." guide you were looking for. It will tell you everything you need to know in order to publish a Print On Demand paperback and e-book, and (crucially) sell them, without sounding like anti-Big Publishing propaganda produced by the Ministry of Truth. Be warned: you are now entering a No Saying "Gatekeepers" Zone...… (mais)
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Título:Self-printed: The sane person's guide to self-publishing
Autores:Catherine Ryan Howard (Autor)
Informação:Scott Valley, Calif. : CreateSpace, 2012
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I wanted to love this book, but I just didn't. I wound up skimming most of it. The author is extremely opinionated, and in some cases I agreed with her opinions. Other times, not so much.
The good points:
1. Catherine Ryan Howard is funny as heck. There were some laugh-out-loud moments, an uncommon find in how-to books.
2. The author covers publicity and marketing much better than most of the other how-to-self-publish books I've read.
The bad:
1. The book is too long. At least twice, the author mentions writing in front of the TV, and it shows. She rambles. It's copy-edited, but a good content edit could have cut ½ to 1/3 of the length of this book, leaving the important information – and humor – intact.
2. Formatting. Ugh! Yes, you can get a reasonably well-formatted book by uploading a Word file to Smashwords and Kindle, but you can do so much better by using a good ebook formatting program or service. My version of this book lacked a navigable table of contents, a serious problem in a how-to book.
I wouldn't recommend this as a primer, but it's good if you want to up your marketing game or have a laugh about certain types of self-publishers and cheesy self-promoters. ( )
  Amelia_Smith | May 2, 2015 |
Entertaining as well as informative

Catherine Ryan Howard is very funny. She's also very frank and opinionated. Which is good. If nothing else, her how to guide will discourage those who must be discouraged from publishing "stinky poo." It's full of valuable, practical information and lots of laughs.
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  DonnaCallea | Nov 29, 2014 |
Fabulous. I've just posted my 5-star review on Amazon.Written with humour and in a down-to-earth and engaging style, Catherine takes the reader through the perils and twists of self-printing, helping the self-publisher along the journey right up to the book launch!Now that I've read it, it's time to put those facts/techniques (that I hadn't known before) into practice! ;-) ( )
  joannagawn | Jan 20, 2012 |
Absolutely loved this one: A no-bullshit manual about just about any aspect of self-publishing (pardon: printing): marketing, formatting, selling etc etc. Highly entertaining to boot making even the more technical chapters readable. Methinks this is mandatory for just about anyone who ever considered self-printing, is in the process of self-printing or did it in the past and wants to improve sales. Also useful for general advise on online presence. ( )
  IrishHolger | Jun 6, 2011 |
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The fully-revised and updated third edition of Catherine Ryan Howard's pragmatic 'how to' self-publishing guide Do you think that no one has the right to stand between you and your published writer dreams? That the publishing industry is going down in flames and self-publishers are going to rise like a 99c phoenix from the ashes? That all literary agents are interested in doing is blogging sarcastically about the rhetorical question at the start of your query letter, that editors will just use your submitted manuscript for kindling and that you'll be senile before you hear back from either of them? That once you've uploaded the book you finished yesterday afternoon to Amazon, it'll be mere minutes before the money starts rolling in and you can quit your day job? Do you say things like "gatekeepers", "The Big Five", "E.L. James", "legacy publishing" and "indie author" a lot? Are you self-publishing to "show them all"? If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions then I do apologize, but this isn't the book for you. This book is for writers who consider self-publishing to be a good Plan B, or even a sideline to traditional publication. Who want to do it the cheapest and easiest way possible while still producing a quality product. Who understand that much like Starbucks outlets and Nespresso coffee machines, traditional and self-publishing can peacefully co-exist. Writers who know that they don't have to sell a million copies of their book to start earning a living from their writing, but that they do have to work hard and treat it like a business. Who are blessed with common sense and live in the real world at least most of the time. Who find my jokes funny... If this sounds like you, then SELF-PRINTED: THE SANE PERSON'S GUIDE TO SELF-PUBLISHING may be just the "How To..." guide you were looking for. It will tell you everything you need to know in order to publish a Print On Demand paperback and e-book, and (crucially) sell them, without sounding like anti-Big Publishing propaganda produced by the Ministry of Truth. Be warned: you are now entering a No Saying "Gatekeepers" Zone...

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