Get Published by Susan Driscoll and Diane Gedymin takes the reader through the process of getting published by a traditional print publisher or by the self publishing method. The book is from iUniverse, the online print publisher and is geared towards those who want to self publish their book through that site.
Get Published is a great book for those that are new to the publishing business and are having a tough time deciding which method they want to use to publish their new book. This book discusses both methods and how each can work for you but the majority of the book is dedicated to self publishing through the iUniverse website. The book shows you how to get started with your writing and how to complete your manuscript. The book provides information on just how a regular print publisher works and why it's so difficult to get a book published using the traditional method unless you have contacts or the book is really good.
After forty or so pages the book changes gears and discusses how to self publish using the iUniverse website. there's a lot of detailed information here about how the site works such as how to format your manuscript and the various packages you can buy for your book. The best parts of the book discuss various marketing methods for your completed book and how to make each one work for you. This is some valuable information if you are new to marketing and want to actually make some sales with your new book. The book discusses how to market your book online and how face to face selling can get your publication noticed. There are some handy guides at the back of the book on proper grammar techniques and a glossary of publishing terms. The book discusses step by step instructions about how to format your manuscript, images, and other materials before sending them to iUniverse.
For those that are looking to publish their book, get Published introduces you to both regular and self publishing methods. the book is a sales pitch for iUniverse but it does give you great information about the site and how self publishing can work for you. This book is recommended if you have been looking at iUniverse as a place to publish your book and want to larn more about he self publishing site and how to go about getting your book published by them.