The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, Fifth Edition

A Primer on Contracts, Printing Costs, Royalties, Distribution, E-Books, and Marketing

In this fifth edition, Mr. Levine speaks on varying topics of the self-publishing industry that can help any novice or seasoned author decide if self-publishing is the way to go for them. With topics such as contracts, printing costs, royalties and marketing, any reader will find a plethora of information within these pages. Being that this is the latest edition of his book helps any reader decide if their book meets the self-publishing standards that are occurring in 2014.

I really enjoyed reading this book and I took plenty of notes along the way. The author presents his knowledge in a clear, precise way that any writer, on any level, can work with. It was nice to read both the pros and cons offered by Mr. Levine and I liked how he didn’t shy away from telling us the real cons we might face if we were to decide to self-publish any work. To me, it made this book more versatile than some other writing books I’ve read in the past. If you’re seriously considering self-publishing or you’re just curious about the industry itself, than this is a book you should definitely look into.


Book Blurb for The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, Fifth Edition

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, now in its fifth edition, has been lauded by industry professionals as the go-to book for authors considering self-publishing. The Fine Print has helped thousands of authors understand self-publishing companies' services, contract terms, printing markups, and royalty calculations. This latest edition includes new chapters on e-book publishing and book marketing, as well as updated head-to-head comparisons of major self-publishing service providers, including free book-publishing companies to consider and self-publishing companies to avoid.


Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2014 5.00