|Paperback ISBN: 978-1-927339-29-9
eBook ISBN: 978-1-927339-30-5
In an age of self-publishing hype and scattered sources of reliable information, it’s difficult for the would-be self-publisher to learn how to properly launch their career and avoid the inevitable pitfalls the world of independent publishing is known for.
Getting Down and Digital: How to Self-publish Your Book is by self-publishing veteran A.P. Fuchs, who has been self-publishing fiction for nearly a decade. From getting suckered in by a vanity press to learning the hard truth behind successful self-publishing, A.P. Fuchs has been through the school of hard knocks and beyond, coming out on the other side with a publishing platform that has enabled him to support his family while independently publishing fiction.
In Getting Down and Digital: How to Self-publish Your Book you will learn: the most critical lesson about self-publishing you will ever discover; a no-nonsense, non-hyped approach to desktop publishing; proper paperback and eBook formatting; book marketing strategies for on-line and off-line sales; all explained in an easy-to-understand, step-by-step format, helping you to take your finished manuscript to market with ease; paperback and eBook publishing checklists and notes section.
No hype. No bologna. Just pure, honest self-publishing.
If you’re tired of the confusion, tired of the hype and just want a simple and concise way to properly self-publish your book and be successful at it, then Getting Down and Digital: How to Self-publish Your Book is required reading for any serious self-publisher, whether just starting out or having self-published already.
"A.P. Fuchs takes a glitter-free, practical look at sustainable self-publishing. If you want to build a solid foundation, listen to someone who was in the trenches long before indie was cool."
- Scott Nicholson, bestselling author of The Red Church
"Despite having self-published a half-dozen novels myself, even I learned something new. The narrative is clean and concise, as if your best friend is standing over your shoulder, lending a helping hand."
- Keith Gouveia, author of The Screaming Field
"A.P. Fuchs has been successfully self-publishing for nearly a decade. His vast knowledge comes from slugging it out in the trenches as a writer, editor, and publisher. He knows what does and doesn't work because he has tried it himself. He is an able teacher, with an eager willingness to pass on all he has learned."
- Justin Shauf, illustrator of The Purple Bean
"Even after taking on-line courses and reading as many books on the subject as I could, the minute details of self-publishing still eluded me. Without A.P. Fuchs's extensive knowledge and guidance, I would never have been able to hold a physical copy of my own novel in my hands."
- J.L. MacDonald, author of the Nightcat series
"Getting Down and Digital is a phenomenal resource for traditional and indie authors alike. Detailed with hard-won experience from an indie veteran, I was amazed at the scope of information provided within and have learned a veritable ton since reading it. This is going to be a book I keep close by for years to come as the industry continues to change. Any writer--new or established--should get this book immediately."
- Jon F. Merz, bestselling author of the Lawson Vampire series