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Manage Your Self-publishing Project

Written By: Hank Quense

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This short and simple ebook contains a wealth of information . . . Fiona Ingram

A chunk of the work is done if you buy this book. The to-do lists have been made for you, and the trails have been marked . . . Maria Beltran

 

Manage Your Self-publishing Project is an ebook that represents a unique approach to self-publishing.  It uses to flow charts and mind-maps to graphically explain the processes.  It is intended to be a guide on the self-publishing and marketing processes.

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The book won’t tell you how to self-publish or market a book, but it will present the steps you need to take to get your book self-published and how to start marketing it. There are notes associated with the flow charts and the mind-maps to explain the tasks involved in that part of the process. These charts can be considered as elaborate and extensive to-do lists with time frames on when you should be addressing each to-do item.

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Here is the overview chart from the book.  It depicts the self-publishing process layout.

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Ebook editions:

ISBN 978-0-9857791-3-9

Pages: 41

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This short and simple ebook contains a wealth of information. It represents a unique approach to self-publishing and is based on the author’s lectures and webinars. It uses to flow charts and mind-maps to graphically explain the processes. It is intended to be a self-contained guide on the self-publishing and marketing processes. It won’t exactly tell you how to self-publish or market a book, but it will present the steps you need to take to get your book self-published and how to start marketing it. There are notes associated with the flow charts and the mind-maps to explain the tasks involved in that part of the process. These charts can be considered as elaborate and extensive to-do lists with time frames on when you should be addressing each to-do item.

The book emphasizes the changing role of a self-published author: from being a writer, an author now becomes the CEO of his or her business. It is not enough to write a book and hope readers will buy it. It must be polished, produced, marketed, and nurtured after that. Marketing a book is hard work, but a logical approach will add to a book’s potential for success. Hank Quense will show you how in this eminently readable, useful guide.  Fiona Ingram

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Self-help books are perhaps among the best selling genres in the market and this book could prove to be one of those that are actually helpful to anyone who has been carrying a good idea but has not let it loose. We’ve got to admit that publishing your own book is a wonderful ideal to strive for, but the rut work can be tedious and confusing. Enter Hank Quene with his book “Managing Your Self Publishing Project” based on two lectures that the author gives online and in his local communities regarding publishing and marketing one’s own work.

In the book, processes are easier to understand with the flow charts and mind maps used, plus notes that come along with them. As it claims, it does not present the only way to self-publish. However, it gives the aspiring author guiding questions and common issues to tackle to finally get that book project organized. Also, it presents cost issues, as well as time frames for project phases that will help to keep your project timeline in check. Hank Quene writes in a simple, organized language and communication tools that help authors put their hands on their own work in an organized fashion. What is more, you can get insights on marketing that you may even apply in other fields that you may be involved in. A chunk of the work is done if you buy this book. The to-do lists have been made for you, and the trails have been marked. All you have to do is follow and adjust a process that suits you and your project. Maria Beltran

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“Manage Your Self-publishing Project” is based on lectures the author, Hank Quense, gives to prospective self-publishers. While many authors are intrigued by the opportunities available to them in today’s market, few actually know what the self-publishing process entails. Quense has developed a system for self-publishing both print books and e-books, and he uses both flow charts and mind maps to organize and explain the processes involved. He warns that self-publishing is best seen as a long-term project and provides time-frames for completing each step of the process. There is actually a lot more to publishing a book than writing and editing it, and failure to adequately prepare or do the necessary research can result in some costly mistakes. For example, as a self-publishing author, you must find a packager which is a company that will prepare your book and make sure that either they obtain an ISBN or that you do. Once it is published, you still need to market your book through blogs, websites, writing groups and other resources discussed in this book.
Hank Quense provides the aspiring self-publisher with a down-to-earth and workable set of road maps for what is a more complicated process than most authors realize. His flow charts and mind maps are great tools that will help you visualize each step in the process before you start. He provides great reference sources and sites where you can check on the providers in the business. While providing what could be a bewildering amount of information, he shows how everything can be accomplished with organization as well as attention to detail allowing proper time for each step in the process. No, he won’t write the book for you, but Hank Quense will walk you through the steps necessary to successfully publish and market your print and/or e-book. five stars: Jack Magnus

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  Lately, Hank’s been doing a lot of self-publishing, and has started sharing his hard-earned expertise with others. Manage Your Self-Published Project is an organizational tool, full of “mind-maps” and flow charts as well as lists, the better to connect with whatever format works best for the reader. It still looks like a scary to-do list to me, which is probably why I haven’t yet attempted the daunting task of self-publishing. But it’s a well-organized scary to-do list, with all the bases covered, so you’re less likely to get near the end of the process and suddenly discover you’ve left out some important step that should have been done months ago.
            If you’re thinking about self-publishing, and want a thoroughly researched checklist to keep you on track, I highly recommend Hank’s book. He’s been there, and has figured out what works. Jan Clark: author of Mountains of the Moon series of YA novels

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Manage Your Self-publishing Project really covers the waterfront: It maps out everything from publishing and budgeting to marketing. In 40 information-packed pages, it gives you a clear, comprehensive picture of what it takes to produce your ebook, get it into distribution channels, and then promote it to readers. I’m considering putting together a series of short ebooks myself and I’m glad I’ve got Hank as my ebook coach!: Karin Abarbanel  See the entire review at:  http://karinwritesdangerously.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/self-punlishing-demystified/

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I think the use of the flow charts and mind maps is excellent. I happen to work in computer graphics and fully believe in that old saw about a picture being worth a thousand words. Being able to encapsulate whole processes as a 1-page image is a great concept.  I think it’s also good that you talk about budgets, and what professional services can cost. You give a dose of reality to those people who get sold on the idea that they can publish their book with a couple hundred dollars. Richard Herr

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