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How to Self Publish: A Guardian Masterclass (Guardian Shorts)
 
 

How to Self Publish: A Guardian Masterclass (Guardian Shorts) [Kindle Edition]

Ed Peppitt
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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If you’re interested in publishing your own book, then this Guardian Short is for you.

In a short, direct manner, it will introduce you to all the major questions you will face, including: What do you need to know about editing? Should you print copies of your book or go ebook only? How do you price your book? How do the economics of self-publishing break down?

Steering you through an increasingly crowded sea of options, How to Self-Publish offers clear practical advice at every step, along with recommendations for futher reading and other resources. Weighing the merits of each publication approach against each other, it also offers a realistic guide to how to define and achieve success as a self-published author.

Written by Ed Peppitt, a seasoned expert in schooling authors through the self-publishing process and helping them get the most out of their work, ‘How to Self-Publish: A Guardian Masterclass’ will give you the knowledge and confidence you need in an easy-to-read, concise format. Chapters in this ebook are:

Chapter 1: The Self-Publishing Experience
Chapter 2: Evaluating Your Writing
Chapter 3: The Seven Steps to Successful Self-Publishing
Chapter 4: Creating and Publishing Your Ebook
Chapter 5: The Economics of Self-Publishing
Chapter 6: Using a Self-Publishing Company to Publish Your Printed Book
Chapter 7: Marketing and Publicity

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 269 KB
  • Print Length: 100 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009AVXYB2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #69,041 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A short course on the pitfalls of publishing 5 Oct 2012
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I saw this masterclass advertised, and thought yeah, that's one for me...if only..and all the excuses came out for me not to attend. So I was chuffed to stumble across this Guardian Short detailing the most important stuff, I gather.

I love my Kindle now, but admit to being confused by most things cyber. There's so much technology out there. How much do I need? Whilst this ebook doesn't answer all my questions, it does enhance my knowledge on electronic publishing.

I won't attempt to summarise what I learnt, but at 1.99, I think I can heartily recommend this ebook as a cost-effective and useful reference for the author who's tired of the publishing merry-go-round, has edited the manuscript to within a millimetre of perfection, and just wants to damn well publish it.

With roughly 600 UK towns no longer having a bookshop, the internet and ebooks will be around for many years to come.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Publishing 8 Nov 2012
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A thoroughly readable and succinct description of the ways to publish your writing and a very intelligent appraisal of the new markets and their opportunities.
For serious writers I would say this borders on one of the 'must have' books on your shelves.
It is also very illuminating as an analysis of the publishing market and the changes that are afoot.
The emphasis on having an editor as an essential is another piece of advice that cannot be stressed too greatly.
This is not a long book but packed with sound advice and as a result a good reference book
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Only the Guardian .... 8 Dec 2012
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Unsurprising (not necessarily incorrect) treatise on the importance of editing. Made a laughing stock by the low quality editing of this book though; the most wondrous example being 'where you right' instead of 'where you write'. How anyone who works for the Grauniad has the gall to write on editing is beyond me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative 5 Nov 2012
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Useful summary of lots of info that is otherwise difficult to find quickly. Succinct and up to date.

[And that's as much as I need to say, so I find the (surely new?) requirement to write more to be a discouragement from bothering to write a review at all! I appreciate, Amazon, that you may be trying to discourage 'junk' reviews and sock-puppeting, but this is not the way to do it.]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful and full of useful information. 16 May 2013
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This book is certainly a good start to learn about self-publishing and seems like a bargain at 1.99 compared to the Guardian course, but I am sure there may be a few top tips that are reserved for the face-to-face course. Great starting point and good value for money at this price level.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not that useful 8 Feb 2013
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This book pointed out all the areas I'd have to spend my own, non-existent money on. So basically if I tried to self-publish without doing this I'd have an inferior product that wouldn't sell. As I don't want to con people with an inferior story, I'll go back to trying the old, hard way.

Under the guise of trying to help self-publishers, the book seems to be trying to discourage the practice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This "How to...." guide is at last, what it says it is on the cover. Not quite as basic as can be for idiots on the technical side like me but close enough for my liking. As a result, my poetry of almost 50+ years is shortly to be published under the nom-de-plume "Goatsrant"
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very complicated 16 Jan 2014
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As with many of the helpful self publish books I have read, they veer into complications I do not need. One day I may find a simple booklet on how to put my finished MS into the Kindle. That's all.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars the best book on self publishing Ive read
I plan to self publish, and if I'd read this book and nothing else i think it would have been enough. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sarah Gilani
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful
This encourages me to go for it. This book has all you need to see your way through the maze.
Published 4 months ago by Tony Wrench
4.0 out of 5 stars This is professional
If you cant afford an editor - save up. This is a great introduction to the subject and well worth a read. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Iball
5.0 out of 5 stars A standard bearer for books on this subject...
Basically, the standard bearer for books on this subject. I can't recall an area they have not touched, whether it be publishing an ebook, or a physical book.
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars A rather basic account
This is a basic account of self-publishing. It is written in an easy-to-read journalistic style.

It gives very great emphasis on the importance of editing - both for... Read more
Published 11 months ago by D. Cook
5.0 out of 5 stars self publishing
Very useful book, with information to help those wanting to publish their work. I found the book information and and easy to ready guide.
Published 16 months ago by clareman
5.0 out of 5 stars A very worthwhile read
A very worthwhile read, and great value for money. If you're looking for an informative and up to date 'how to' this is one book that contains pretty much all you need to know. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Cathryn Hindle
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting developments!
I found this really exciting because I have always felt I had the ability to write, but dreaded the hundreds of rejection letters from publishers. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Book lover
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