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Reviewed by Erin Nicole Cochran for Readers' Favorite
Author Allyson R. Abbott’s book, How to Navigate the Path from Writing to Publishing, has a kindly voice that beckons much like a bygone relative that you will never get the chance to meet again; it has a sound that speaks of knowledge. The content within its pages is extensive and thorough, ranging from the steps it takes to publishing on specific formats, such as CreateSpace, Smashwords, and Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing, to name just a few, to platforms that writers may find to be integral when designing a cover. The content I’ve mentioned is just the tip of the iceberg.
How to Navigate the Path from Writing to Publishing by Allyson R. Abbott is another book that I felt grateful to get my hands on. There is so much information out there on the internet that it can be a bit paralyzing when you’re a new writer, or even an old pro, working out which information is helpful and which information perhaps isn’t as helpful. Everything you find in this book will be like finding a hidden gem, if you are not already familiar with some of the links she references or the processes that she goes into depth explaining. For new writers or seasoned professionals who are wanting to step into the pond of digitizing their books, it’s often difficult to decipher where you should go and what steps you should take to publish, if self-publishing is the direction that you are headed in. I know that I would have benefited greatly if I had read this book before I decided to crash course my way through the world of self-publishing. If you’re a writer or wanting to write that next great American novel, grab this book. You’re going to need it, and I promise you’re going to love it.