Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Book Review: The Indie Author Revolution by Dara M. Beevas

The Indie Author Revolution: An Insider's Guide to Self-Publishing 

by Dara m. Beevas

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press (October 1, 2012)
  • Purchase Link: Amazon

Book Description

If you've got passion, a plan, and persistence, you don't need an agent. The Indie Author Revolution: An Insider's Guide to Self-Publishing is your friendly guide to the new era of self-publishing. Everything you need to create a quality book is within your reach, including editors, designers, printers, mentoring presses, e-books, and social media.

Written from the perspective of an editor who has mentored hundreds of indie authors, The Indie Author Revolution will teach you:
- All the key areas of self-publishing success--from vetting your manuscript ideas to crafting your publishing plan for both print and electronic books.
- Advice, tips, and tools from real-life indie authors and book publishing professionals to help you avoid missteps in writing, publishing, and marketing.
- The pros and cons of doing it yourself, working with an indie press, and everything between.

My Review

The Indie Author Revolution: An Insider’s Guide to Self-Publishing is chock full of everything an indie writer needs to know before embarking on the self-publishing journey. Author Dara M. Beevas has created a guide that includes every step in self-publishing, starting from the idea of writing a book to printing and promotion. It’s an easy-to–follow book with relevant resources. The book is broken up into three sections, Launching the Idea, Building Your Book, and Marketing Your Book.

Beevus writes - I’ve also incorporated feedback from professionals who help authors daily – editors, designers, book marketing experts, and bookstore managers. I’ve included their words of wisdom about building self-publishing as a successful venture gave the challenges, changes, and opportunities in today’s publishing climate.

The Indie Author Revolution is simply amazing. I’m currently in the process of self-publishing my first novel and was overjoyed with this book. I appreciate the attention to detail that Beevas took by including topics that are sometimes overlooked, such as a marketing approach on choosing cover colors, discovering your audience, applying for book awards, and organizing your book for editing. I know I will keep this book handy on my bookshelf, so I can continue to read and absorb the information while working on my writing projects. Perfect for first time self-publishers and those who are ready to self-publish again!

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