Unpublished and published authors alike learn valuable trade secrets to successfully self publish and market books from the updated second edition of The Economical Guide to Self Publishing written byyear veteran publisher, Linda F Radke, owner of Five Star Publications, Inc a producer of award winning fiction and nonfiction manuscripts for adults and children Authors that follow Radke s expert advice will get their work to readers faster, while maintaining creative control and making money While The Economical Guide to Self Publishing gives writers the nuts and bolts of publishing, such as copywriting, acquiring an ISBN, editing, typesetting, printing and distributing, etc in an easy to digest manner, it doesn t end there Readers also receive an invaluable arsenal of conventional and sometimes unconventional methods for marketing, promoting and obtaining free publicity In addition to updating all information to remain current with the times and ever changing publishing industry, this second edition includes brief articles from other traditionally and self published authors, who share their candid experiences on the front lines of promoting books


10 thoughts on “The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing: How to Produce and Market Your Book on a Budget

  1. Kristi Bernard Kristi Bernard says:

    Linda F Radke, owner of Five Star Publishing, has written a book that will enlighten and assist authors on a journey down the road to publication with ease and understanding I was so surprised to open this book and find so many secrets revealed Not only will readers get helpful tips on formatting, typesetting, grammar and working with an independent contractor but they will also get examples and first hand experiences laid out to help the reader better understand the process With the help of Linda F Radke, owner of Five Star Publishing, has written a book that will enlighten and assist authors on a journey down the road to publication with ease and understanding I was so surprised to open this book and find so many secrets revealed Not only will readers get helpful tips on formatting, typesetting, grammar and working with an independent contractor but they will also get examples and first hand experiences laid out to help the reader better understand the process With the help of other writers Radke provides detailed insight on the parts of the book, which if you are planning to do any sort of Print On Demand the order of these pages are key.Not only does Radke give a step by step instruction on the process of self publication you get insight on what it means to be short run, typesetting, scanning and formatting She lists examples of all the publishing options such as standard, self and partnership publication opportunities She even talks about how you can start your own self publishing company like she did You will learn about which pieces of office equipment will be needed and why it is important in regards to starting a business She also offers help with filing, shipping and freight information These are also very important factors in getting your book to the public and being easily accessible by interested parties.Every aspect of the publishing process is in this book Readers learn how to market and promote as well as how to utilize media kits The thing that impressed me the most is the information here can be used for writers who aren t considering self publication Radke gives tips on how to get your book on the radio, and television Anywhere else this information would be sold Each bit of information Each bit of information offered in this book is priceless Radke has everything you need to get your book published and out to the buyer in one easy to read place You will not want to put this book down Think of this book as a reference guide In the back of the book Radke provides an A Z glossary of words to help you better understand meanings of commonly used words in reference to self publishing You will use it often and it will be of great help to you Thank you Linda for opening this door to self publication Any fears I had about this process have vanished


  2. Kristi Bernard Kristi Bernard says:

    Linda F Radke, owner of Five Star Publishing, has written a book that will enlighten and assist authors on a journey down the road to publication with ease and understanding I was so surprised to open this book and find so many secrets revealed Not only will readers get helpful tips on formatting, typesetting, grammar and working with an independent contractor but they will also get examples and first hand experiences laid out to help the reader better understand the process With the help of Linda F Radke, owner of Five Star Publishing, has written a book that will enlighten and assist authors on a journey down the road to publication with ease and understanding I was so surprised to open this book and find so many secrets revealed Not only will readers get helpful tips on formatting, typesetting, grammar and working with an independent contractor but they will also get examples and first hand experiences laid out to help the reader better understand the process With the help of other writers Radke provides detailed insight on the parts of the book, which if you are planning to do any sort of Print On Demand the order of these pages are key.Not only does Radke give a step by step instruction on the process of self publication you get insight on what it means to be short run, typesetting, scanning and formatting She lists examples of all the publishing options such as standard, self and partnership publication opportunities She even talks about how you can start your own self publishing company like she did You will learn about which pieces of office equipment will be needed and why it is important in regards to starting a business She also offers help with filing, shipping and freight information These are also very important factors in getting your book to the public and being easily accessible by interested parties.Every aspect of the publishing process is in this book Readers learn how to market and promote as well as how to utilize media kits The thing that impressed me the most is the information here can be used for writers who aren t considering self publication Radke gives tips on how to get your book on the radio, and television Anywhere else this information would be sold Each bit of information Each bit of information offered in this book is priceless Radke has everything you need to get your book published and out to the buyer in one easy to read place You will not want to put this book down Think of this book as a reference guide In the back of the book Radke provides an A Z glossary of words to help you better understand meanings of commonly used words in reference to self publishing You will use it often and it will be of great help to you Thank you Linda for opening this door to self publication Any fears I had about this process have vanished


  3. Geri Ahearn Geri Ahearn says:

    An Instructive Time And Money Saving Handbook THE ECONOMICAL GUIDE TO SELF PUBLISHING 2nd Edition is an essentialtool needed for successful Self Publication, which offers great supportto be a contender in today s very competitive market This unique bookintroduces an incredibly powerful concept of Self Publishing, and how itworks This simple, easy to read guide explains how to get started, while clearly describing what the author needs to know This completeguide to Self Publishing offers An Instructive Time And Money Saving Handbook THE ECONOMICAL GUIDE TO SELF PUBLISHING 2nd Edition is an essentialtool needed for successful Self Publication, which offers great supportto be a contender in today s very competitive market This unique bookintroduces an incredibly powerful concept of Self Publishing, and how itworks This simple, easy to read guide explains how to get started, while clearly describing what the author needs to know This completeguide to Self Publishing offers a professional, author friendly bookpublishing environment, directing the reader to the best possible opportunities to achieve success with their book I recommend this bookto writers, authors, and Self Publishers Linda F Radke presents factsof interest as she walks you through the Self Publishing process, outlining steps of how to stay in control, without facing authorship intotal darkness Most important, she demonstrates how the Self Publishingexperience can be a success, while saving money This informative, skillfully written guide is a useful resource for the presentation ofyour first book, covering the journey from your manuscript to promotions THE ECONOMICAL GUIDE TO SELF PUBLISHING is as interestingas THE SECRETS OF SELF PUBLISHING, and as practical as THE COMPLETESELF PUBLISHING HANDBOOK In today s evolving book publishing industry,authors are taking control of their writing, and book publishing options Linda F Radke will lead the way, and open the golden door toopportunity, and success.Author Reviewer Geri Ahearn


  4. Shannon Wyss Shannon Wyss says:

    Not terribly well edited Every book has errors, and this one wasn t the worst i ve read But for a book on self publishing, i kind of expected to see almost none I wonder if the author had anyone read the manuscript before she published it I was also surprised by the frequency with which she mentions other ways of communicating fax, mail, postcards, etc before the internet and e mail I wonder if the publishing industry is really still that non internet based Guess i ll find out soon Des Not terribly well edited Every book has errors, and this one wasn t the worst i ve read But for a book on self publishing, i kind of expected to see almost none I wonder if the author had anyone read the manuscript before she published it I was also surprised by the frequency with which she mentions other ways of communicating fax, mail, postcards, etc before the internet and e mail I wonder if the publishing industry is really still that non internet based Guess i ll find out soon Despite its faults, i gained many good suggestions through Radke s book, and it will undoubtedly be helpful as i attempt to publish my own manuscript