You see, I have had this book concept in my head for some time now, only I have been somewhat flustered by the daunting task of getting it out of my head and onto the computer screen. Oh, and then there is the wondering how I am going to publish said book once it is finally complete.
Besides, I have not yet mentioned this new plan to my husband. When I do break the news, he will smile politely to me then walk away mumbling under his breath something about how I am going to possible find time to write a book between working, blogging and parenting.
This plan of mine did not seem so crazy when the one and only Guy Kawasaki generously agreed to help me publish my book. Well, at least that is how I would like to think of it.
In truth, I was lucky to score a review copy of Guy’s new book, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur–How to Publish a Book. Given that he has authored eleven previous books, he is clearly the right person to learn from. Guy co-wrote APE with app developer and Pearson Education alumni, Shawn Welch, to help writers take control of the publishing process.
I just downloaded my review copy and started to dig into the first pages. APE’s concept is based on the simple yet empowering knowledge that and individual can fill the role of author, publisher and entrepreneur in a way that yields results similar to those of traditional publishing. My plan is to learn about the editing and self-publishing process while writing the book as a way to learn the ropes while staying motivated to keep on writing. This book covers everything from being your own editor, to concepts from choosing a book cover to uploading your book to financing, pricing and marketing your self-published book.
If you are considering self-publishing a book and want Guy Kawasaki to help you, simply pre-order a copy of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur–How to Publish a Book now at Amazon.com. APE will be released on Kindle on December 10th.
By the way, there is an affiliate link in this post. Therefore, if you should decide to purchase a copy of the book through this post, I can drink half a cup of coffee while reading my copy.