DIY Publishing: A step-by-step guide for print and ebook formatting and distribution by Maggie Lynch

DIY Publishing: A step-by-step guide for print and ebook formatting and distribution

byMaggie Lynch

Kobo ebook | October 31, 2013

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DIY Publishing: A step-by-step guide for print and ebook formatting and distribution

Maggie Lynch demystifies publishing technology in her easy-to-read explanations. Each step is illustrated with examples and screen shots. She also provides resources and links to additional software products and options that the more technically-inclined writer may wish to pursue.

Lynch has already done the work of testing a variety of technical solutions. In this book she shares the process she found that is easy—even for non-technical writers—and takes the least amount of time to process each book. Along the way, she shares tidbits around the changing state of publishing, the importance and use of metadata for both print and ebook sales, and the decision-making processes any writer must undertake in determining what amount of time and effort she is willing to expend in the preparation and distribution of her work versus spending more time writing the next book.

Title:DIY Publishing: A step-by-step guide for print and ebook formatting and distributionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 31, 2013Publisher:Windtree PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1940064260

ISBN - 13:9781940064260

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Informational It was interesting
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Valuable Self-publishing Tool! This little book does indeed contain a wealth of information on self-publishing technicalities that don't usually get a lot of attention. I felt that the book occasionally got a bit bogged down with the need to carefully explain the process for each ebook distributor, even when parts were the same between them and elaboration was not necessarily needed. That said, this is only really an issue with reading the book from cover to cover, and these repetitive details would be handy when going back and using the book as a reference guide. What I personally felt was most useful were the chapters on ISBN and copyright, both items I had not considered in the past but will look at differently thanks to Ms. McVay's book. The only thing I would have liked more information on is some other pre-press topics such as contacting freelance editors, but all in all I learned a lot from this book and would highly recommend it to others considering self-publishing.
Date published: 2013-12-19