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Donna Gielow McFarland has years of experience in formatting books for publication on Kindle. She has kindly shared her expertise in her book Don’t Be Like Debbie: A Guide to KDP Formatting for Authors and Illustrators. In this book, Donna uses illustrations from her client “Debbie” to highlight actions to avoid as the reader works through publishing their book. After reading this book, the reader is equipped to format and publish their book. Reading this book will save the budding author hours upon hours of frustration. Donna shares her wisdom to make newer authors successful. I have been publishing for several years and even I learned tricks from this book. From the author’s first thought of publishing to the final product, Donna gently guides the reader to success.
In Don’t Be Like Debbie, Donna Gielow McFarland has given the reader an easy-to-read and follow roadmap to success in the publishing business. Newbie authors have much to learn and formatting a book has a steep learning curve. By reading this book, the learning curve can be avoided. Donna shares her wisdom to successful formatting without all the stress and rejections. This book is a simple, step-by-step guidebook to success. Even experienced authors can learn something from this book full of publishing gems. Donna desires to see others become successful and her guidance is invaluable. This book will lead the reader through the minefield of publishing to the final product with no casualties. Donna is to be applauded for her willingness to share from her bountiful experience to help those who follow behind her.