THE RIGHT WAY TO WRITE, PUBLISH AND SELL YOUR BOOK: Your Complete Guide to Successful Authorship
Genre: Non-fiction/Reference - Publishing
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Matilija Press
ISBN: 9780977357628
Price: $19.95 USD

It would be a tragic understatement to say this book is a comprehensive discussion of writing and self-publishing topics. Patricia Fry has laid out for the reader nothing short of a step-by-step manual for anyone who wants a career as a self-published author. The book is full of advice and anecdotes, checklists, directories of resources, samples and examples, and more. It explores all topics ranging from book proposals, to writing advice, how to find an editor and publisher, how to promote yourself, and what you can expect along the way.

Patricia is the President of SPAWN, the Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network. She is the author of many books and articles on the subject of writing and publishing, and brings her years of experience directly into the book.

For such a massive collection of information, she has made a great effort to categorize and organize it all so that the reader can find exactly what they are looking for. It makes a better textbook on the craft than any I've ever read.

Note also that while she does share her opinions on every topic, she's sure not to steer the reader down any primrose path. We all know there's no one solution to turn your dreams of becoming a published author into reality. Her book lists all avenues, with their pros and cons, and straight answers to the questions we all ask.

Then if that wasn't enough, she also sells THE AUTHOR'S WORKBOOK companion to THE RIGHT WAY. In it, she breaks everything out into checklists and forms to help guide the reader in their progress. It goes hand-in-hand with the book, and really fleshes out key concepts for beginning writers.

All told, this is a great book for old hands and new writers alike, and that is what I like most of all. This book deserves to not only be on your bookshelf, but truly on your desktop along with all of your tools of the trade.

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Copyright © 2008 Dan Shaurette. Reprinted with permission.
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