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First Self-Published Book After One Week!,
This review is from: Perfect Pages: Self Publishing with Microsoft Word, or How to Design Your Own Book for Desktop Publishing and Print on Demand (Word 97-2003 for Windows, Word 2004 for Mac) (Paperback)
I've been writing poetry and short stories for a long time and always thought it would be good to put them together into small collections - I'd never thought about 'self-publishing' just wanted to do it as nice thing to do for my own satisfaction and maybe give to family and friends.
I'd started a few times but was always disappointed with the results and didn't really want to go out and buy and learn a new piece of software.
And that's when I came across Aaron Shepards book - Perfect Pages.
I received it last week and started to put into practice on a short collection of poems. Last night I finished it and am very pleased with the results.
The book is clearly written, jargon-free and put together in logical steps by someone who clearly practices what he preaches. I have been using Word for years now and yet within an hour or so I had learned a number of useful features that I didn't even know existed.
I also bought the companion book, 'Aiming At Amazon' which takes it to the next step in actually selling your self-published book through Amazon and that will be a new project this year.
Highly recommended for anyone interested in writing and small press publishing.