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Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing by Mark Levine

As a newcomer to the field of publication in today’s world, I needed a guide to unravel the sometimes intricate decisions required in self-publication. With so many options to consider, it can be mind-boggling. Unfortunate stories of losing story rights, overcharges and not getting what you think you’ re paying for had me scared stiff. I have kept true to my writing, but just wasn’t sure where my story was going to end up, other than on a flash drive in a drawer somewhere or a printed copy that I toted around with the intent to ‘someday’ get this published, ‘somehow’.

Mark Levine’s book, as I hinted in my opening, is what I needed. His clear, concise writing spells out the details on the various options. He offers suggestions and considerations that I truly needed to ponder. I’ve seen other reviews on this book and some people seem to feel that he is slanting the guide toward a particular publishing venue and that may be true. However, I won’t be swerved, unaware of the reasons that I choose to be swerved.

If this book was meant to be an advertisement for a particular path to follow in publication, it’s OK with me. I needed the education on the whys and why nots and this book provided that to me. My only disappointment is that I have this book on digital format and I really want a hard-copy to underline and highlight and keep around as I grow more seasoned in my writing and aware of the areas where I need and want help and where I can go it alone.

This book helps guide me there.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for honest review.

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