Self-Printed 2.0

***Self-Printed 2ND Edition Published September 2012***

Everything you need to know to successfully self-publish your own POD paperback and e-book in a how-to guide that doesn’t sound like anti-Big Publishing propaganda produced by the Ministry of Truth…

Reference | 2nd Edition (pictured) September 2012

Synopsis:

Do you think that no one has the right to stand between you and your published writer dreams? That the publishing industry is going down in flames and self-publishers are going to rise like a 99c phoenix from the ashes? That all literary agents are interested in doing is blogging sarcastically about the rhetorical question at the start of your query letter, that editors will just use your submitted manuscript for kindling and that you’ll be senile before you hear back from either of them? That once you’ve uploaded the book you finished yesterday afternoon to Amazon, it’ll be mere minutes before the money starts rolling in and you can quit your day job? Do you say things like gatekeepers, The Big Six, Dan Brown, legacy publishing and indie authors a lot? Are you self-publishing to “show them all”?

If you’ve answered yes to one or more of these questions then I do apologise, but this isn’t the book for you.

This book is for writers who consider self-publishing to be a good Plan B, or even a sideline to traditional publication. Who want to do it the cheapest and easiest way possible while still producing a quality product. Who understand that much like Starbucks outlets and Nespresso coffee machines, traditional and self-publishing can peacefully co-exist. Who know that they don’t have to sell a million copies of their book to start earning a living from their writing, but that they do have to work hard and treat it like a business. Who are blessed with common sense and live in the real world at least most of the time. Who find my jokes funny.

If this sounds like you, then Self-Printed: The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing may be just the “How To…” guide you were looking for. It will tell you everything you need to know in order to publish a Print On Demand paperback and e-book, and – crucially – sell them, without sounding like anti-Big Publishing propaganda produced by the Ministry of Truth.

Be warned: you are now entering a No Saying “Gatekeepers” Zone…

Reviews:

“An exceptional breath of realism, real knowledge and hard experience – don’t dream of self-publishing your book without it. This is the self-publishing guide to read if you actually care about the quality of your writing and your readers.” –-Nicola Morgan, award-winning author of 90 books – including the Carnegie-nominated Wasted and Write to be Published – and the blog Help! I Need a Publisher!

“The best thing about Catherine is that she not only lives the dream, but offers you a stepladder up to join her. The advice she gives is utterly practical – because she’s done what she describes – and the whole is suffused with humour. I am a fan.” –Alison Baverstock, author of Is There a Book in You…? and senior lecturer on the Publishing MA at Kingston University (UK)

“It’s authoritative, engaging, and, like [Catherine's] blog, caffeinated. If you’re thinking of self-publishing and you want to give your book a great start in life, get Self-Printed.” –-Roz Morris, author of Nail Your Novel: Why Writers Abandon Books and How You Can Draft, Fix and Finish With Confidence

“Catherine explains clearly and concisely how … to make self-publishing work for you. Laugh-out-loud funny in places, this book covers everything you need to know to make your book a success.” –-Vanessa O’Loughlin, founder of Writing.ie

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42 Responses to “Self-Printed 2.0”

  1. Di August 14, 2012 at 06:14 #

    I think… I bought the book at the wrong time. I see you are releasing a new edition soon – which may, perhaps, be why the feedback link in my current copy goes.. nowhere. :( So I decided to stop in here and look for a way to let you know your link was dead (guessing you know that) and to pat you on the head and say ‘good job, thank you very much.” I picked up self-printed as a resource, since I had offered to help an acquaintance format their eBook – and found the book useful, pragmatic, and engaging. If you get out to the Emerald City of Seattle (also known as latte-land – totally your kind of town!), there’s at least one reader who’d love to buy you a cup of coffee. Many thanks!

  2. marionryan September 8, 2012 at 08:45 #

    Hi Catherine, any news on timing for the new edition of your book? I want to buy but want to wait for the new version.

    Thanks

    Marion

  3. Novel Girl September 20, 2012 at 07:48 #

    If anyone makes it to my comment I want you to know I am 100% a real person, real fan, real subscriber of “Catherine, Caffeinated” and this book is ay-may-zing!

    How many crappy coffees have you spent your money on? Does this amount top $20? Likely. Well this eBook is much, much cheaper and it’s worth more than that $20+ you’ll never get back, except you’ll be 1000% more satsified.

    Self publishers or interested self publishers: THIS IS THE BEST DAMN BOOK ON BEING YOUR OWN PUBLISHER AND HOW TO DO IT.

    Cheers :D

  4. Amy Knapp October 31, 2012 at 16:41 #

    This book is a major pageturner. Really glad to have discovered it. Who’d have thought self-publishing could be so entertaining?

  5. Christopher Lee Deards May 1, 2013 at 16:47 #

    Catherine, you are a fountain of self-publishing information. Self-Printed has jumped the line and is next on my to-read list.

  6. Stephen Mann January 19, 2014 at 12:04 #

    Just finished your book Self printing and wanted you to know that I read it throughout with a smile on my face, very enjoyable. I will follow your instructions soon when I upload my first book so I will let you know how I get on.

    Best Wishes

    Stephen Mann
    @stephenmann12

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