Writing Wednesday: Review of the Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide

The Self Publisher's Ultimate Resource GuideThe ‘blurb’ for this book says:

The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide is the first and largest collection of curated and verified resources for independent authors who plan to publish their own books. Produced by a team with long experience in both traditional and independent publishing, the over 850 resources are listed in an easy-to-use format that includes live links, phone numbers, email addresses and brief descriptive copy. The Guide makes vendors and other resources easy to find by separating them into 33 distinct categories within the 3 main tasks the self-publisher must deal with. How to Prepare, Publish, and Promote their books.

This is my review: 4 stars

I received a free copy of this book but I would have bought it anyway. It is such a huge job for a self-publisher to find this information on your own, and you have no way of knowing how reliable are the people you find. These are compiled ready for you and all recommended by the authors. AND they promise to keep the lists up to date.

There is a very comprehensive list of topics. The book begins with an introduction explaining who the authors are and why you need all this information. There is a paragraph of helpful explanation at the beginning of each topic, then lists in alphabetical order. The people listed are nearly all American, though there are some from UK, Australia and elsewhere round the globe. These days with the internet it doesn’t matter where they are because you can communicate electronically.

The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because there are too many reviews at the front before the Table of Contents – the link doesn’t go straight there. Otherwise – highly recommended.


About Ann Marie Thomas

Married since 1974, Christian since 1986, 4 children, 4 grand children, disabled with fibromyalgia but was working almost full time until a stroke in May 2010 changed my life completely. Writing poetry and making up stories since I was a child, I only started to write seriously when my children were grown. My main ambition is to write science fiction, but along the way I got distracted by local history and poetry about my stroke. Taking early retirement gave me the chance to concentrate on my writing. My book, Alina, The White Lady of Oystermouth, was published in print and ebook at Easter 2012. The success of Alina led to the publication of Broken Reed: The Lords of Gower and King John in September 2013, and The Magna Carta Story at Easter 2015. I am still writing science fiction - a series of novels called Flight of the Kestrel. For all my author news, see me author blog at www.annmariethomas.me.uk
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