Monday, October 12, 2009
The book is REAL
(but wait about two weeks)
It took much longer than I expected, but my book about self-publishing has been published.
It's now available from Amazon.com and will soon be available from BN.com and at other online and bricks-and-mortar booksellers.
The official publication date is 10/15/09, and it has a 2010 copyright. Like cars that debut in the fall, books published during October, November or December often use the following year for copyrights.
The book has 432 pages, and is a very good value at $19.95. I think it's worth more and I originally planned to price it at $29.95. Ultimately I decided to price it lower, so that no writer would have an excuse for not buying it.
It has a lot to offer every writer -- not just self-publishers.
I am quite proud of it. I honestly think its a fantastic book, and much better than most of the other books about self-publishing. It covers a very wide range of topics, in detail, and is based on my personal experience self-publishing several books. I wish I had a book like this one when I began self-publishing a year ago.
Now for the bad news: Despite an eternity of inspections, the version of the book now on sale has some errors. None of them are factual errors that will cause trouble, but there are improper hyphenations, a plural verb that should be a singular verb, one photo that's too light, a section of type that's too light, a photo that's slightly tilted, and assorted minor typographical bloopers.
If you are in a hurry to get the book, order it now.
If you want one that's a bit closer to perfection, wait about two weeks. I'll post a note here when Amazon and other booksellers have the corrected version.