How To Self-Publish a Book

For the Technology Challenged Author

Non-Fiction - Writing/Publishing
266 Pages
Reviewed on 05/21/2018
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Reviewed by Darin Godby for Readers' Favorite

Author Barb Drozdowich in How To Self-Publish a Book: For the Technology Challenged Author helps the reader get a broader view of both the self-publishing and traditional publishing worlds. She describes in detail the various e-readers available and how one should become familiar with the way a book looks on those products. Many readers today are purchasing online and using online reading devices so an author would be wise to look at those outlets.

Finding an editor could be a great expense for the author, yet one that is most necessary if the material is to be formatted in a professional way. Drozdowich explains that the author should never try to self-edit their own material. There are many resourceful guidelines given concerning font, set-up, style and format that a writer can use, and the best type for visibility for the reader. There is also detailed information given concerning retailers and royalties earned per type of purchase.

There is a detailed glossary at the end of the book, along with additional resource material that will help any author. Author Drozdowich provides a very detailed and enriching guide that would help any new or seasoned author to better understand the writing world. There is a wealth of information contained within this book and it should be in the libraries of authors around the world. Last of all, she also includes various ideas for those authors from countries outside the United States, giving this book a broader appeal to a larger audience.