How to Self Publish Inexpensive Books and Ebooks
About the Book
"You have finished writing your book. After much consideration, you have decided to take the self-publishing route to see your book in the market and retain full control of the entire process all the way to the final game of marketing. It’s a big job, but where do you start? First, you must have your book properly edited. Then you have to look at layout options and cover design. You have to consider cost. How much are you willing to pay for the end product? So many questions. Perhaps one of the biggest questions is whom to trust. Who in the self-publishing industry is not going to overcharge you and take advantage of you? Especially if it’s your first book and you’re at a loss as to where to start and how to go about the process.
"Look no further. William Allan has written the book for you. How to Self Publish Inexpensive Books and Ebooks is a very thorough guide which will walk you through the process carefully, step by step. From editing, to layout and cover design, to the actual decision of whom to trust, and then the final process of marketing and getting the book recognized by readers everywhere, this author has answered all of your questions and more. There are lists of trustworthy book and ebook printers and publishers, both in Canada (where the author resides) and in the United States, including rough estimates of fees charged and links to their sites. There are also lists of small independent publishers (also with links to their sites) who may not charge anything if they decide to take on your book. There are also lists of sites that will review your book and the fees.
"A very useful guide and a must-have for anyone considering the self-publishing book and ebook process.
"Rating for this book: 5 stars." ★★★★★
Review by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite.
About the Author
Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, William Allan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University’s School of Journalism.
He moved west and started a career with newspapers that lasted nearly 30 years. Most of that time was spent at The Leader-Post, the daily newspaper in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Allan was a reporter and copy editor from 1979 to 2008, reporting on crime and labour issues and later editing copy and doing page makeup.
He retired in 2008 and lives with his spouse Abby Ulmer and their cat Toby in Regina.
Allan wrote two books in 2016: Four Murders in a Small Town, a fictional crime story available at www.fourmurdersinasmalltown.com, and How to Self Publish Inexpensive Books and Ebook, which he wrote after learning about the publishing industry and marketing a book from his first book experience.
He also researched the many publishing options and publishers in order to expand his second book beyond just his own experience.
An updated U.S. Edition of this book in ebook format will be available in early 2018.
Allan also published his third book, Justice Preserved, another fictional crime story, in 2018.
Allan has remained a newshound and avidly reads newspapers and collects books.