Getting back into studying Indie publishing, I picked up one of my favorite books, The Naked Truth about Self Publishing by 10 NYT Bestselling authors (Jana DeLeon,Tina Folsom,Colleen Gleason, Jane Graves, Denise Grover Swank, Liliana Hart, Debra Holland, Dorien Kelly, Theresa Ragan and Jasinda Wilder.)
Yes, the cover is hot.
All books on “going Indie” cover the basics in their own way, but this one makes me giggle all the way through.
Leave it to Romance writers. Ten NY times bestselling authors to be exact (who btw include a PhD in Counseling Psychology, a Marketing MBA and an attorney). They conceived the idea for this book in a hot tub at an all-inclusive resort in Cancun Mexico.
Check out the first nine (of 39) chapter titles:
Tips for Virgins
by Teresa Ragan – a concise introduction to getting started
by Dorien Kelly – for traditionally published writers who are considering self-publishing
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
by Jane Graves – examines issues related to leaving traditional publishing
Conquering the Bottom Before You Can Be On the Top
by Denise Grover Swank – writing a business plan
Pimping Yourself Out
by Colleen Gibson – marketing and publicity
The Art of Seduction
by Lillian Hart – Social Media and Marketing
by Lillian Hart – organizing a street team
Taking it in the Back Door
by Lillian Hart – navigating algorithms, categories and keywords
Author Threesomes and More
by Jana Deleon- author support groups
Clearly, this book deserves more than one post. More next week.
What about you? Do you have a favorite Indie book?
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