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This is a very enjoyable book, and the author comes across as interesting and lively. He has good advice for all those of us who want to launch our writings into the digital world. He reminds us that writing has to be good, and presented well, however it comes to publication. However the digital world is opening up publishing, and takes it past the opinions of editors at publishers, and instead allows us as readers to dot he reviewing and assessment of worth post publication.

If you've got a novel tucked away in a draw upstairs, the digital age gives you a chance to see if those rejection letter were right, or if in fact you're sat on a gem that readers will love.

A good book about writing and the new digital context.
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on 12 August 2012
This is the first book I've read about self-publishing in the new digital environment. I found it highly informative and enjoyable. It gives a readable, detailed and thought out description of the situation at time of writing. The publishing industry at the moment is in flux so I was delighted to find that the Resources section is full of useful links which will help me to stay up-to-date.

There's a lot of factual information in the book. I'm now more aware of what decisions are important as I embark on my self-publishing journey.

I would recommend this book to anyone who's thinking of self-publishing.

Off to release my first story... can't wait to get started!
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on 28 April 2014
Packed full of practical information and resources and written by some one who has done the ground work by being a self published ebook author. The real strength of this work is that it gives an entirely realistic perspective on self publishing an ebook. A number of other guides to the subject have fixated on the high end successes of the ebook revolution but David Gaughran gives a sensible account of the rewards to be had and the work required to obtain them. That in itself is extremely motivational. Any 'how to' book that gives the reader the tools and desire to tackle the subject head on is worth it's cover price. Let's Get Digital has that factor by the truck load.
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on 19 February 2014
It is astonishing how much one gets for under two quid! Self-publishing is complex, but DG gives one confidence that, with concentration and diligence, one can do almost anything. Some aspects of individual publishing will cost you, but in each instance DG is even au fait with stragegies to mitigate all doubts. I am wanting to publish an academic book that involves a good deal of obscenity, and, so far, I haven't come across much on the difficulty of self-publishing such work. But I didn't expect it. For whatever reason you want to learn about self-publishing, this is the book for you. It is unbelievable value. Strongly recommended.
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on 31 July 2011
With feet placed securely on the ground, David Gaughran leads the reader through the state of the industry as it is now, tips for bringing work to market, and ensuring it is seen. I've already embraced indie authoring for my back-list, but "Let's Get Digital" was more than worth the money for its worthwhile suggestions. The appendices are superb, and I'd like to thank all the individual authors who shared their experiences, and their sales figures, for being so candid. Overall I consider it to be an invaluable aid to anyone on the brink wondering which way to jump. Jump this way first, you'll not be disappointed.
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on 25 July 2011
I wish this book had been available when I was putting my first book up on the Kindle. It really is that good. It takes you through everything you need to know about electronic publishing, simply, clearly and concisely. Not only that it deals with the arguments as to why you should self-publish and it has short but interesting essays from people already doing so, some of them with enormous success. Considering the amount of time this book could save you, it is a real bargain, and that's not even taking into account the fact that it is an excellent and entertaining read.
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Lots of useful info in this book, but in particular it makes convincing and logical arguments for ePublishing rather than going the traditional paper book route.

Given that the book (or the version I read) is a couple of years old, then I would imagine that up-to-date figures would make the arguments even more compelling, but wouldn't change the veracity of his reasoning nor the inspiration it provides.

I also enjoyed the essays at the end from successful eBook publishers, and discovered a few new authors to explore because of it.
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on 19 December 2011
We downloaded Let's Get Digital because we've been thinking about self publishing for a while, but didn't know where to start. David's book is incredibly inspiring, informative easy to read and has a section of really useful links at the back for further information. It starts with why you should self e-publish then moves on to how to self publish before giving 33 stories from authors who have self e-published their own books and had huge success. We highly recommend this book to anyone thinking about self e-publishing.
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on 1 November 2012
This fantastic book is a must-read for any aspiring e-book author. David makes sound and compelling arguments for self-publishing, and then holds your hand throughout the execution of turning your manuscript into a finished high-quality e-book. And just in case you were still unsure about making the leap, David gives you a final nudge with the inclusion of inspirational interviews with successful e-book authors. What's not to love? Highly recommended!
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on 22 June 2015
This is a good general introduction to electronic self-publishing by someone who has done it. Gaughran makes a case based on an account of what is happening in publishing. He covers topics including file formats and sizes for covers, e-book formatting, pricing, distribution, key words on Amazon and marketing. Other good books in this field specialise in one area such as formatting or marketing. This is the best general introduction I have found.
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