Item description for Publishing Gems: Insider Information for the Self-Publishing Writer by Brent Sampson...
"From choosing a publisher to promotion, this is an indispensable resource for every writer, self-published or otherwise." - Dan Poynter, bestselling author of The Self-Publishing Manual "Who says 'inside information' is all bad? Brent Sampson's excellent Publishing Gems creates a few shortcuts, offers over 150 suggestions and will save you money. For an 'outsider' to the wheels of publishing, this gem is a keeper." - Dr. Judith Briles, president of the Colorado Independent Publisher's Association
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.1" Width: 5" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date May 9, 2005
Publisher Outskirts Press, Inc
ISBN 1932672850 ISBN13 9781932672855
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Reviews - What do customers think about Publishing Gems: Insider Information for the Self-Publishing Writer?
Excellent Summary Feb 20, 2007
The tips in this little guide are excellent. I especially like the grid for developing story structure. The concise writing makes this a handy reference guide.
A Real Gem Nov 14, 2006
Publishing Gems is a wonderful guide to a 1st time author such as myself. 1. It gives tips and helps for writing your book. 2. It provides you with facts and figures about choosing a publisher. 3. Once your book is published, Brent Sampson gives you practical ways to publicize your book. 4. He finishes the book with suggestions for enhancing your book to improve its sales. I heartily recommend this book for new writers.
Great Reference -- has answers for the novice. Oct 3, 2006
Publising Gems, is an outstanding resource for the novice writer who must make career decisions. Information is clear and concise. Before you publish memorize every page. My copy has notes in the margins, is underline, dog-eared, and cross-referenced to other publications. Nash Black, author of "Qualifying Laps" and "Taxes, Stumbling Blocks & Pitfalls for Authors 2007."
An ideal read for writers who have finished their manuscript, and have the desire to pursue publication Mar 3, 2006
Publishing Gems: Insider Information For The Self-Publishing Writer by Brent Sampson (Founder and CEO of Outskirts Press) is an ideal read for writers who have finished their manuscript, and have the desire to pursue publication. Readers will be enlightened as Sampson presents five justified reasons that Publishing Gems will assist in writers becoming published, The information is presented in list format for easy reference, ranging from plotting, to production. Publishing Gems offers practical advice at every stage of the publishing process, Insider information from a seasoned publishing professional will help novice authors avoid common mistakes. Publishing Gems merits high praise and is justifiably recommended to dedicated authors aspiring to be published. Also strongly recommended for writing/publishing reference collections from Outskirts Press is Self-Publishing: Simplified(1598000810, $5.95), an ultimate guide to every aspect of self-publication.
No "insider" information whatsoever Jul 20, 2005
Lots of white space, lots of generalities, and little practical information. Tom Antion, in his latest book, gives more "insider" information on any single page, than does this lightweight author in his whole "book."