'While it gives a very good case for self-publishing and explains in detail what it means and what it costs in time, effort and money, it also provides exceptional case study and analysis of the other players out there, from Blurb to Apex, Pen Press and of course, Matador too. It has taken me years and years to truly understand how self-publishing works and what the difference is between the service providers out there. This book has done that research for you and will save you oodles of time and heartache in your decisions. This is the latest in the Seriously Useful Author’s Guide series and actually, it is just that, seriously useful.' Jo Parfitt.
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Published: 06/09/2010
ISBN: 9781848764224
Format: Paperback


Mick Rooney is an author, editor and publishing consultant. He was born in 1968 in Dublin, Ireland. He has self-published eight books of fiction since 1990, including the novel, Academy, and most r... read more

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To Self-Publish or Not to Self-Publish
A Seriously Useful Author's Guide
by Mick Rooney

Focusing on the two areas self-publishing self-help books tend to neglect, this guide asks the question: why are you self-publishing? providing answers and in-depth analysis of many different self-publishing services on the UK & Irish market few books include.

Every serious writer at some point considers the path of self-publishing. Now, more than at any other time in book publishing, self-publishing has become the chosen path for authors previously within the mainstream industry and authors starting out on a writing career.

To Self-Publish or Not to Self-Publish not only prompts the author to ask the million dollar question – Why do I want to self-publish? – it takes the author carefully through the process of reasoning, and the realities of self-publishing, to help them find the best path forward. It also provides an analysis of the publishing world today and the choices, opportunities and services available.

This book will provide advice and guidance to enable and empower every author considering self-publishing to identify reputable and quality services suitable for their book, as well as helping them define what publishing success is for an author.

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