Book Review: Self Publish To A World Of Readers

Self publish to a World of Readers: With Amazon, Apple, Google and Other Major Retailers by Jason Matthews.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 4 stars

Although short, this book really covered a lot of different areas involving self-publishing. From choosing online retailers, to formatting, finding beta readers and editors, and the various different methods on how a book can be marketed.

I liked how it covers the full expanse of self-publishing options, not just focusing on Amazon as the main e-book distributor and instead includes all of the global online retailers, including a couple of print on demand options.

I liked to suggestions on where to find things such as cover designers, beta readers, and editors – these are things I wish I’d known when I first began my publishing journey. It’s very overwhelming for renewal for when they first start out on I definitely recommend this book to beginners and experts alike.

I would have liked if the book had gone into more depth in certain areas such as email marketing, creating Udemy courses, Youtube marketing, etc. Also, I found the chapter on the part on different types of editing a bit misleading. Line editing isn’t usually the most expensive form of editing – developmental editing is. But then again that depends on the editor.

Overall, I do recommend this book and did thoroughly enjoying it. Jason definitely knows his stuff when it comes to self-publishing and any author can learn a lot from him from his books and his courses on Udemy.


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