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Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should: Updated Second Edition (Let's Get Publishing Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

David Gaughran
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*** UPDATED & EXPANDED 2nd EDITION ***

This award-winning, bestselling self-publishing guide has been re-released as a new updated and expanded 2nd edition, with 75,000 words of essays, articles, and how-to guides, as well as contributions from 30 bestselling indie authors including J Carson Black, Bob Mayer, Debora Geary, Mark Edwards, and many more.

"You won't make any money from self-publishing."

MYTH!

The internet has revolutionized every business it has come into contact with, and publishing is no different.

For the first time, these changes are handing power back to the writer. It's up to YOU if you want to profit from them.

Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should (Updated 2nd Edition) covers everything from how the disruptive power of the internet has changed the publishing business forever to the opportunities this has created for writers. It gives you practical, hands-on advice, sharing the very latest best practices on editing, cover design, formatting, and pricing.

It gives you proven marketing strategies that won't eat into your writing time and are actually effective at selling books. It also shares tips on platform building, blogging, and social networking, and explains which approaches are best for selling fiction versus non-fiction, and what writers should really focus on.

This new updated 2nd edition now has more options for those on a tighter budget, teaches you how to get your book into print (and why that helps selling e-books), tells you why you should start a mailing list immediately, and shares the pros and cons of going exclusive with Amazon. And that's just for starters...

Praise for Let's Get Digital:

"Let's Get Digital is a must read for anyone considering self-publishing." -- JA Konrath, bestselling author of Trapped, Origin, and Whiskey Sour.

"Even with my background as an indie writer, I picked up several valuable tips...this is simply the best book about the ebook revolution that I have read." -- Michael Wallace, bestselling author of the Righteous series.

"Credible and comprehensive. I'd recommend it to any writer who is considering self-publishing or anyone interested in the current state of publishing." -- Big Al's Books and Pals - 5 stars.

"It should be THE starting point for anyone considering self-publishing today. This book is a Pixel Pick, and should be considered required reading for any Indie author." -- Pixel of Ink.

*** Table of Contents ***

PART ONE: DIGITAL REVOLUTION
1. Appetite for Disruption
2. Here Be Pirates!
3. Royalties
4. What We Talk About When We Talk About Editing
5. Literary Agents
6. The 800lb Gorilla: Amazon
7. Print Is Doomed
8. E-book Dominance Is Inevitable
9. Publishers: The New Travel Agents?
10. The Age of the Algorithm
11. Self-publishing Myths
12. A Great Time to Be a Writer
13. ...Unless You Fall For These Scams

PART TWO: DIGITAL SELF-PUBLISHING
Step 1: Publishing When Ready
Step 2: Cover Design
Step 3: Working With An Editor
Step 4: Formatting & Killer Layouts
Step 5: Pricing To Sell
Step 6: Uploading & Metadata
Step 7: Marketing is Easy
Step 8: Platform Building
Step 9: Developing A Sticky Readership
Step 10: How To Kickstart Your Sales

PART THREE: SUCCESS STORIES
Cheryl Shireman
Victorine Lieske
Michael Hicks
CJ Archer
Beth Orsoff
Bob Mayer
Debora Geary
Sibel Hodge
Consuelo Saah Baehr
Steven L. Hawk
Suzanne Tyrpak
Mel Comley
Jason Letts
Melanie Nilles
Jan Hurst-Nicholson
KC May
Terri Reid
N Gemini Sasson
Susanne O'Leary
Shayne Parkinson
Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Sarah Woodbury
Kenneth Rosenberg
Katie Klein
William Esmont
Lexi Revellian
J Carson Black
Imogen Rose
Mark Edwards
CD Reiss

Appendix A: Publishing Checklist
Appendix B: Mailing Lists
Appendix C: Let's Get Physical
Appendix D: Shorter Stories
Appendix E: Reviews
Appendix F: KDP Select
Appendix G: Practicalities
Appendix H: Resources

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 431 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Arriba Arriba Books; 2 edition (Sept. 10 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DC68NI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #57,570 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Crystal
Format:Paperback
This book is a must read for any writer - new or old - who is looking to jump into the self publishing field. This is also a must read for anyone that has already self published and perhaps needs to redo what they have already done. Even when Mr. Gaughran didn't layout the specifics he had a resource section that directed the reader to the right place. A great read and inspiring for fledgling authors looking at the wide world of publishing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Game changer Jan. 31 2015
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Practical information to get started on the right foot and avoid pitfalls. I enjoyed reading the Kindle edition, then bought the audio version to revisit David's practical guidelines, as I work through my first attempt at indie publishing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars so much useful info! March 7 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this short book. it was to the point and packed with useful details. recommended to indie published author!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book Aug. 30 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I just finished reading this book in 2 sessions. Not only is the information invaluable to newly beginning self publishers, but the manner in which David writes makes it so easy to read and understand. A wealth of information for every writer on all aspects of publishing, marketing your book. I also like the many interviews with many authors who share their journey and experiences in the business. A must have book in your arsenal of material on self publishing. Now, can't wait to get started on Let's Get Visible!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars April 14 2015
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
essential reading for anyone thinking about self-publishing.
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