How to Self Publish Inexpensive Books and Ebooks

Non-Fiction - Writing/Publishing
86 Pages
Reviewed on 05/03/2017
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Author Biography

Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, William Allan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University's School of Journalism.
He moved west and started a career with newspapers that lasted nearly 30 years. Most of that time was spent at The Leader-Post, the daily newspaper in Regina, Saskatchewan.
He retired in 2008 and lives with his spouse Abby Ulmer and their cat Tigger in Regina.
William wrote and self published two books in 2016: Four Murders in a Small Town, a fictional short crime story, and How to Self Publish Inexpensive Books and Ebook, which he wrote after learning about the publishing industry and marketing his first book, in addition to a lot of research..
William self published two books in 2018: Justice Preserved, which offers readers 12 fictional crime stories in one book, and How to Self Publish Inexpensive Books and Ebooks: U.S. Edition, to assist U.S. authors in publishing and marketing their books.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

You have finished writing your book. After much consideration, you have decided to take the self-publishing route to see your book in the market and retain full control of the entire process all the way to the final game of marketing. It’s a big job, but where do you start? First, you must have your book properly edited. Then you have to look at layout options and cover design. You have to consider cost. How much are you willing to pay for the end product? So many questions. Perhaps one of the biggest questions is whom to trust. Who in the self-publishing industry is not going to overcharge you and take advantage of you? Especially if it’s your first book and you’re at a loss as to where to start and how to go about the process.

Look no further. William Allan has written the book for you. How to Self Publish Inexpensive Books and Ebooks is a very thorough guide which will walk you through the process carefully, step by step. From editing, to layout and cover design, to the actual decision of whom to trust, and then the final process of marketing and getting the book recognized by readers everywhere, this author has answered all of your questions and more. There are lists of trustworthy book and ebook printers and publishers, both in Canada (where the author resides) and in the United States, including rough estimates of fees charged and links to their sites. There are also lists of small independent publishers (also with links to their sites) who may not charge anything if they decide to take on your book. There are also lists of sites that will review your book and the fees. A very useful guide and a must-have for anyone considering the self-publishing book and ebook process.