Besides writing, the other thing all writers need to do is read. You should be reading books in your genre, books that entertain you, and books that inform you. Let’s Get Digital is a book that will inform you.
Author David Gaughran has been publishing his own books since 2011. After going through the adventure of self-publishing his books, he wrote Let’s Get Digital to help others succeed. In a September 18, 2014 interview with author Joanna Penn, David said this about self-publishing:
…self-publishers are constantly innovating and sharing. While I’m glad I started when I did, I wouldn’t be afraid of starting today or thinking that I’d missed the boat. Not at all. I think we’re still at the beginning of this revolution that’s reshaping our industry.
Let’s Get Digital was originally published in 2011. David has updated the information to include a lot of what has changed in those three short years. Here is the synopsis of the second edition that is now on sale:
This award-winning, bestselling self-publishing guide has been re-released as a new updated and expanded 2nd edition, with 75,000 words of essays, articles, and how-to guides, as well as contributions from 30 bestselling indie authors including J Carson Black, Bob Mayer, Debora Geary, Mark Edwards, and many more.
“You won’t make any money from self-publishing.”
The internet has revolutionized every business it has come into contact with, and publishing is no different.
For the first time, these changes are handing power back to the writer. It’s up to YOU if you want to profit from them.
Let’s Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should (Updated 2nd Edition) covers everything from how the disruptive power of the internet has changed the publishing business forever to the opportunities this has created for writers. It gives you practical, hands-on advice, sharing the very latest best practices on editing, cover design, formatting, and pricing.
It gives you proven marketing strategies that won’t eat into your writing time and are actually effective at selling books. It also shares tips on platform building, blogging, and social networking, and explains which approaches are best for selling fiction versus non-fiction, and what writers should really focus on.
This new updated 2nd edition now has more options for those on a tighter budget, teaches you how to get your book into print (and why that helps selling e-books), tells you why you should start a mailing list immediately, and shares the pros and cons of going exclusive with Amazon. And that’s just for starters…
The wealth of information that David provides in this book is priceless. David is someone who has been through the process and come out the other side a published author. He delivers his information in an easy to read, conversational tone that makes you feel like you are getting one on one time with him. Some of the topics that are covered are:
- Why you should self-publish
- How to self-publish
- Platform building
- Pricing to sell
- and it contains over 30 essays from successful self-published authors.
I highly recommend you pick up a copy today and read it through before starting the process to self-publish. Here is some praise for Let’s Get Digital:
“Let’s Get Digital is a must read for anyone considering self-publishing.” — JA Konrath, bestselling author of Trapped, Origin, and Whiskey Sour.
“Credible and comprehensive. I’d recommend it to any writer who is considering self-publishing or anyone interested in the current state of publishing.” — Big Al’s Books and Pals – 5 stars.
When you are done reading Let’s Get Digital you can move on to the follow up book, Let’s Get Visible: