Do you struggle with technology? Are you interested in self-publishing a book, but fear it is beyond your capabilities? Are you looking for information specifically for Canadians?
When confronted with the confusing, multifaceted world of publishing, many authors make the assumption they aren’t capable of self-publishing – nothing could be further from the truth!
Sadly, many authors get taken advantage of by unscrupulous “self-publishing” companies because they don’t really understand the process of publishing a book and therefore, what they are purchasing.
Barb Drozdowich has worked with non-technical authors for years & understands how to break complex topics down using non-technical language. She has self-published 27 books and understands all of the various iterations of publishing. She can cut through all the technobabble & teach you what you need to know to successfully self-publish your book.
Here’s some of the topics you will learn from this book:
-You will learn about editing and how to find an editor
-You will learn about ISBNs and where to get free ISBNs
-You will learn about formatting and book structure
-You will learn about where you can sell your book, how to set up the various retailer accounts and how to get paid
-You will learn about book files and book structure
-You will learn what real numbers tell us about book sales
-You will learn what to look for in a self-publishing company if that is the route you choose to go
-You will have access to a huge appendix filled with helpful material, complete with a glossary, articles for further reading, lists of helpful videos, lists of distributors and much more
“The Author’s Guide to Self-Publishing for Canadians” is perfect for authors who have finished a wonderfully creative story, but are intimidated by the next steps and are looking for specific Canadian information. Is an editor really needed? How to create a book cover. What the heck are “file types?” How to move forward when you are neither a master of Microsoft Word or capable of understanding some of the complicated instructions found on-line.
Self-publishing is much more straight-forward than many experts would lead you to believe and Barb is the perfect person to explain it to you.
Her books have been described as: “down-to-earth, practical & just thorough-enough explanations,” “excellent primer,” and “well thought out and well organized.”
Don’t let your struggles with technology hold you back from self-publishing. Let Barb help you to learn the language and move forward into the self-publishing world with confidence.
An in-depth, perfect guide for every beginning author – a must read!
~Mimi Barbour, USA Today & NY Times Bestselling Author
Available in e-book and paperback
So many ‘how to self-publish’ books out on the market are U.S based, but there are differences for Canadian authors in self-publishing. Barb shows the way to success and even mastery of various technical aspects of self-publishing, setting up a website, loading our manuscripts to different platforms, discusses the terms we need to know and the advantages of pursuing one path over another.
And so much more.Amazon Reviewer
I was trying to keep notes, as I read the book, but even if you only need a specific section, you’ll find your answer here. This book should be on the shelf/e-reader of EVERY Canadian author, self-published or not. Because even those who have a contract with a publishing house will learn a great deal. If only what questions to ask to fully understand your rights.Caroline McBride