Self-Printed: The Sane Person's Guide to Self-Publishing (2nd Edition)

Self Printed The Sane Person s Guide to Self Publishing nd Edition nd Edition September The only self publishing guide with a No Saying Gatekeepers rule now fully revised and expandedDo you think that no one has the right to stand between you and your publish

  • Title: Self-Printed: The Sane Person's Guide to Self-Publishing (2nd Edition)
  • Author: Catherine Ryan Howard
  • ISBN: 9781478385547
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
  • 2nd Edition, September 2012 The only self publishing guide with a No Saying Gatekeepers rule, now fully revised and expandedDo you think that no one has the right to stand between you and your published writer dreams That the publishing industry is going down in flames and self publishers are going to rise like a 99c phoenix from the ashes That all literary agents 2nd Edition, September 2012 The only self publishing guide with a No Saying Gatekeepers rule, now fully revised and expandedDo you think that no one has the right to stand between you and your published writer dreams That the publishing industry is going down in flames and self publishers are going to rise like a 99c phoenix from the ashes That all literary agents are interested in doing is blogging sarcastically about the rhetorical question at the start of your query letter, that editors will just use your submitted manuscript for kindling and that you ll be senile before you hear back from either of them That once you ve uploaded the book you finished yesterday afternoon to , it ll be mere minutes before the money starts rolling in and you can quit your day job Do you say things like gatekeepers , The Big Six , E.L James , legacy publishing and indie author a lot Are you self publishing to show them all If you ve answered yes to one or of these questions then I do apologise, but this isn t the book for you This book is for writers who consider self publishing to be a good Plan B, or even a sideline to traditional publication Who want to do it the cheapest and easiest way possible while still producing a quality product Who understand that much like Starbucks outlets and Nespresso coffee machines, traditional and self publishing can peacefully co exist Writers who know that they don t have to sell a million copies of their book to start earning a living from their writing, but that they do have to work hard and treat it like a business Who are blessed with common sense and live in the real world at least most of the time Who find my jokes funny, at least occasionally.If this sounds like you, then Self Printed The Sane Person s Guide to Self Publishing may be just the How To guide you were looking for It will tell you everything you need to know in order to publish a Print On Demand paperback and e book, and crucially sell them, without sounding like anti Big Publishing propaganda produced by the Ministry of Truth Be warned you are now entering a No Saying Gatekeepers Zone PRAISE FOR SELF PRINTED An exceptional breath of realism, real knowledge and hard experience don t dream of self publishing your book without it This is the self publishing guide to read if you actually care about the quality of your writing and your readers Nicola Morgan, award winning author of 90 books including the Carnegie nominated WASTED and WRITE TO BE PUBLISHED and the blog Help I Need a Publisher The best thing about Catherine is that she not only lives the dream, but offers you a stepladder up to join her The advice she gives is utterly practical because she s done what she describes and the whole book is suffused with humour I am a fan Alison Baverstock, author of IS THERE A BOOK IN YOU and senior lecturer on the Publishing MA at Kingston University UK The BEST book on self publishing Seriously, GET THIS NOW David Wright, co author of the bestselling YESTERDAY S GONE series

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    About “Catherine Ryan Howard”

    1. Catherine Ryan Howard

      Catherine Ryan Howard was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1982 Prior to writing full time, Catherine worked as a campsite courier in France and a front desk agent in Walt Disney World, Florida, and most recently was a social media marketer for a major publisher She is currently studying for a BA in English at Trinity College Dublin.

    595 thoughts on “Self-Printed: The Sane Person's Guide to Self-Publishing (2nd Edition)”

    1. When I give something 5 stars, it means that it's something that changed my life and gave me a different perspective. I reserve the elusive 5 stars for books like Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which I read when I was young and impressionable, or We Need to Talk About Kevin, which made me bawl when I wasn't pregnant. I gave this book 5 stars. That means that if you want to self-publish, you have to read this book. I might make it required reading for everyone who submits a request for a revie [...]


    2. So let's start about what this book is: This book is a guide and inside look at what it means to self publish. This is not a book on how to write, what to write, what sells, what doesn't sell, and it's not a book that shits on traditional publishing. Howard makes it very clear that this guide is for authors that want to self publish and also follow more traditional avenues of publishing. As we all know, this interests me. ( Shameless plug: And I am a author: Rodopi Sisamis )One of the things th [...]


    3. I have found this book so helpful. It is now dog-eared, covered in post-it flags and pencil notes. Also the spine is a bit broken from my putting a heavy weight on it to keep it open while formatting my book for kindle. I don't normally treat books this way - only the ones I truly love! I am referring back to it at the moment and have no doubt that I'll refer to it again and again. I love Catherine Ryan Howard's tone of voice, which is friendly and reassuring. I also like the healthy dose of rea [...]


    4. As with so many books these days I came across this one in my library. The only difference being that this time, I was actively searching for a book on how to self-publish. Since we don’t have many books on the subject this one stood out rather easily so I took it out, read the whole thing and went on to buy my own (updated) copy.If you’re a writer and you want to self-publish your book, this is the guide for you. It’s informative, covers everything you need and it’s funny. She has a bri [...]


    5. In this new era of publishing, the major houses fear their business models are nearing extinction, eclipsed by the self-publishing industry. Catherine Ryan Howard, the author of Self-Printed: The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing (2nd Edition), calls it, "self-printing."The stigma of being an author who finances the publishing of his or her book has all but ceased to exist, according to Howard, a commercially successful self-published author. Self-Printed is a must-have for any would-be w [...]


    6. They say that 'On Writing' is the Bible of writers. I would argue that there (for Irish readers anyway) is a holy trinity-three MUST READ books. The first, yes, is 'On Writing,' the second is The Writer and artist's yearbook, the third is Catherine Ryan Howard's Self Printed. I cannot recommend this book enough. It gives in depth detail on the nuts and bots of the self publishing process(though I think even if you weren't self publishing, this would be invaluable), telling you exactly how to put [...]


    7. The book I read to research this post was Self Published by Catherine Ryan Howard which is an excellent book which I bought from kindle. Catherine has written several other books some of which are reviewed at oldscratbag. One of her books in particular called Mousetrapped which is about her experiences working at Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida is a really good book which has been quite popular and this book is about her experiences trying to sell that book & ebook. She suggests if you are l [...]


    8. This book had been on my kindle for a weeks. Two days ago, I finally opened the book to see if it was one that would help me. I had no intention of reading it because I was simply going to organize all my self-publishing help books. Instead, I found myself engrossed in the advice (once I became used to the author's sense of humor, which can be a distraction at times). I began incorporating some of the advice immediately especially about Wordpress. I learned about things that have puzzled me in m [...]


    9. I'm moving from writing books for traditional publishers, as I have in the past, to epublishing, and my habit is to read widely to educate myself about any new project. This book is, frankly, one of the best for two simple reasons. One. She's done it. Recently. I'm appalled and somewhat shocked at the number of 'experts' who really haven't published much, but for Catherine Howard, it's an ongoing process. She's doing it as she writes about it. So she knows what she's talking about. That's good. [...]


    10. I bought this book after stumbling across the author's site and devouring the info there with increased interest. I found it to be a welcome dose of no-nonsense advice, covering the often daunting spectrum of information that a person needs in order to successfully self-publish/print.Howard covers the editing process (yes, you need one, even if you think you don't), the murky world of vile, amateurish covers, e-book formatting, paperback publishing, pricing, , US tax issues, and much more. Her a [...]


    11. The second book I'm reviewing in a short while of a writer I recently met. Well, I met and interviewed Geoffrey Robertson QC. As for Catherine, I can only say that I was present at a seminar where she was speaking. Nevertheless I did very much like this book. It's very informative, exactly what I needed and the only thing I needed on this subject. She very kindly supplies a variation of other books and blogs you could visit but for me this isn't necessary. The seminar plus this book is more than [...]


    12. I stumbled across this book (like most marketing books) and figured I'd take a look at the beginning. Catherine's style and no-nonsense approach as she published her first book in the same way I chose to made it automatically of interest to me, so I bought the whole book. After all, if her Createspace, Smashwords and experience was yielding her higher sales than mine, I wanted to know what she was doing right that I wasn't. Now, she doesn't answer all the questions I had as clearly as I'd have [...]


    13. Catherine, in her book 'Self-Printed', provides solid advice to aspiring authors and independent publishers. The lessons she shares from her experience paralleled my personal experience closely. I just had to learn the harder way because I was unaware of her book at the time I worked on my own. I recommend that those aspiring to publish independently first read this book. You will minimize your headaches and get a big picture view along with some details for delivering a successful product.In th [...]


    14. I wanted to love this book, but I just didn't. I wound up skimming most of it. The author is extremely opinionated, and in some cases I agreed with her opinions. Other times, not so much.The good points: 1. Catherine Ryan Howard is funny as heck. There were some laugh-out-loud moments, an uncommon find in how-to books.2. The author covers publicity and marketing much better than most of the other how-to-self-publish books I've read.The bad: 1. The book is too long. At least twice, the author men [...]


    15. I have this 2nd edition as an ebook (doesn't seem to be listed) so I am going to review it briefly here.Catherine Ryan Howard is like a mecca for all self-pub wanabies. We should all turn to Cork a couple of times a day and venerate. Her blog is always informative, and her tweets are fun and useful.So no surprises that her book comes highly recommended. No one else that I know of has put together such a comprehensive how-to of getting one's own book published in such an entertaining fashion. The [...]


    16. I stumbled across this book while searching for writing blogs online and I'm so glad I did. I immediately clicked with Catherine's writing style as her sense of humour, which is pretty akin in mine. (Being a fellow Irish woman I get it!). I also have an insane love of coffee and Catherine is someone I'd really like to share a hazelnut latte with. The practical advice in the book is invaluable. It did not all apply to me as I'm well on my way in my self publishing journey as my book is due out ve [...]


    17. Self-Printed is a step-by-step how-to on self-publishing both online (KDP and Smashwords) and physically.While the step-by-step part is, I'm sure, super helpful, I skimmed those parts and bookmarked them for when I actually "get to that point." The marketing aspect of this book was what I read with most of my interest, and it gives a lot of useful information.How to use giveaways for maximum visibility was particularly interesting to me. I also started a blog because of this book. I'm an introv [...]


    18. This book is brilliant and it gave me so many great ideas and suggestions that I could apply and adapt to my own work too. In fact I wouldn't have found if it hadn't been for Catherine's book. I'd highly recommend it to anyone thinking about getting started on the whole self publishing / self printing journey. As someone who has been down the self same road several times over the years and who has made all the mistakes and then some, it would have been great to have had it to hand at the beginn [...]


    19. Howard packs a lot of useful, possibly little-known info (to an author striking out on her own for the first time) (such as myself) into this book, painstakingly culled from her own experiences in self-publishing. As with her fabulous blog, her voice here is crisp, authoritative, and humorous - when a gal can successfully make me giggle as she's plodding through the tedious steps of e-book formatting, I gotta give her props. Though I disagree with her take on the Blogger platform and the term "i [...]


    20. This review is for the 2nd edition, just released:Self-Printed is both funny and so useful. (This and Let's Get Digital by David Gaughran are two must-reads for any author considering self-publishing, whether new material or re-issuing an out-of-print title.) There's a level of down-to-earth realism and practicality here, without the taint of "Big 6" cynicism or delusional, get-rich-quick promises. Just your average girl being levelheaded & realistic (and funny!), while sharing her own succe [...]


    21. I found a wealth of information about the in's and out's of self-publishing based on Catherine's real world experience. This takes you step by step, showing you how to build an author platform, get your book printed in both digital and paper formats, and how to use social media to extend your reach. Highly recommended for authors trying to navigate the waters of self-publishing. My only hesitation in giving 5 stars is Catherine's very direct and sometimes a bit over-the-top tone as she speaks to [...]


    22. If you are thinking about self-publishing, read this. It has (oh joy!) details! So many details! What to click. What settings to use. How to make a copyright notice. Where to put things. Who to email. How to email them. All that, and humor, too! Indispensable for the beginning self-printer. (And really, for many parts, for any author. Yes, if you're traditionally published the publisher will help with stuff. But you should be promoting too, and this book covers that really well.


    23. The BEST book on self-publishing and online book marketing out there. If you have to buy just one book on the subject, make it this one! It is FANTASTIC! It was actually hard to put down, and if you've ever read a non-fiction marketing and instructional book, you know that means that the writing was great. It was funny, compelling, and incredibly practical, without offering any magic formula. Every self-publisher should read this, and I would add that every micro-press should read it too, as wel [...]


    24. I found Catherine Ryan Howard from a promotion she did for her book "Backpacked". She has a personable style and wry wit mixed with a little self-deprecating humor."Self-printed" is written in the same easy style and is packed with useful information. She takes information that could be dry as dust and breathes life into her words and makes it engaging and interesting. I had the feeling we were chatting over a cup of coffee (or several cups of coffee).I follow her on Twitter now and read her blo [...]


    25. Absolutely the Bible for anyone writer who is interested in self-publishing. Well written, easy to follow and hilarious too. Catherine does not take herself too seriously and as a result what she writes comes across with an honesty and directness that you don't always find in this type of book. It also makes you take a long hard look at your own work, which as she points out is essential if you want to achieve any kind of publishing success.


    26. This was my bible for self-publishing my debut novel Pathfinders.I had been a lurker on Catherine's blog for a long time and decided to pay for the book after hoovering up much of the free content on her site. I bought the 3rd edition and it helped me navigate the murky waters of self-publishing and bring my novel from draft to available on the World's Biggest Bookshelf that is . Highly recommended and at over 100,000 words, well worth the investment.


    27. I kind of wish I purchased the paperback version of this book instead of the ebook because then I'd be able to highlight all of the things. But I'll just have to have the ebook open while I venture into indie publishing. Catherine's book covers everything involved in the publishing process- cover, template, ebook conversion, book keeping, marketing and more. This is no 30-page booklet- this is a hefty how-to manual. I'll definitely be going back to this bad boy soon.


    28. I'd definitely recommend this as a top resource to anyone looking to publish their own novel. It's got well-laid out, practical advice with stern but disarming delivery.Note: This is not a "How to publish any book anywhere on any platform a million different ways" book. It's about how Catherine Ryan Howard became a successful self-publisher - specifically what she used and what she learned throughout. And that's a good thing.


    29. Catherine Ryan Howard makes for a friendly guide into the confusing world of self-publishing. The fact that this book started life as a series of blog posts does mean that it's occasionally repetitive, but it also makes it an amusing and "easy" read.I cannot attest to how well this book will set you up for self-publishing your own work ('cause I have not done that yet), but I can tell you it made me 100% less stressed/scared about the whole process.


    30. This book is full of extremely detailed and useful advice on how to self-publish and also how to create an author platform using Facebook, Twitter etcetera. Ms Howard's writing is hilariously funny to begin with, but I did find myself skip-reading the humour after a while in order to access the information. I would recommend this to anyone thinking of self-publishing.


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