Publish Your Book – Proven Strategies and Resources For The Enterprising Author by Patricia Fry
Publisher Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2012
Aimed for the new and aspiring author, this book contains useful information on the writing process, as well as how to obtain literary agents and/or publishers. It opens with the basic self-exploration questions including mythbusters for new writers and questioning “why do you want to write?”
From there it proceeds to discuss issues such as finding a publisher/agent and marketing to the right audience. Self-publication issues are also considered by the author, weighing pro’s and cons and providing strategic advice.
The author also lists resources to look into for book reviews, which is always a useful thing, as she notes book reviews are very useful in increasing sales.
Fry’s book provides both realism and encouragement to new writers. Its faults are in the datedness of some of her self-publishing information, for instance Adobe’s PageMaker has been replaced by InDesign, and Alta Vista is no longer the best search engine. It would have been nice for more information on publishing through Amazon, which she provided little detail on.
Despite its faults, it is still a useful reference guide for writers, though I would recommend looking it up at the library or finding it on the cheap as an updated version could soon be released.
My own books are still up on amazon, Age Of The Beasts the Lost Cities and War Of The Beasts.