By Mark Levine
Published by North Loop Books
Reviewed by Ally Barber, an intern for Dreaming Big Publications
ABOUT THE BOOK
Covering everything from how to determine printing costs and calculate royalties to the most up-to-date marketing strategies, The Fine Print of Self-Publishing has become the go-to book for authors considering self-publishing. Now in its sixth edition, The Fine Print delves into more topics than ever before, including a comparison of the quality of finished books produced by popular DIY service providers and newly expanded sections on printing and distribution options, ebook publishing, and online and traditional marketing ideas. And, like the previous editions, The Fine Print walks readers through the printing markups and royalty payouts of the top publishing service providers.
Whether you're thinking about hiring a self-publishing company or handling the process on your own, The Fine Print of Self-Publishing will get you one step closer to achieving your publication goals.
''[A] Must-read for any author considering self-publishing.'' --Mick Rooney, The Independent Publishing Magazine
5 out of 5 stars
For most authors, finishing their book is the easy part. The difficulties come later when they try to actually get physical copies out into the world and are forced to experience the horrors of the publishing. In an environment in which there seems to be an absolute overabundance of information and opinions, Mark Levine provides lucid and vastly helpful information about the publishing process and industry in his The Fine Print of Self-Publishing.
Full of important and crucial information on the publishing and editing process, The Fine Print of Self-Publishing is a necessary resource for anyone interested in publishing, be it their own work or the works of others. The multiple editions of the work reflect a desire to keep on track with the publishing industry as it develops in order to provide the most beneficial and important information to readers. Levine’s insight is elucidating and necessary, explaining the ins and outs and the good, the bad, and the ugly of self-publishing. Overall, Mark Levine’s The Fine Print of Self-Publishing is a priceless primer for authors and those interested in the industry regarding self-publishing.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mark Levine is the CEO of Hillcrest Media Group, which he founded in 2006. Prior to founding Hillcrest, Mark was the founder and CEO of the online business filing company Click Industries, Ltd. Mark's unique experience as both a published author himself and an executive in self-publishing gives him exceptional insight into what authors want and need, which translates directly into how he runs his author-centric publishing company. When he is not writing or working, Mark enjoys running, cooking, sushi, and investing in Internet domain names. Learn more about Hillcrest at HillcrestMedia.com.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for writing a review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions are my own.