Non-fiction, reference


Great resource for any amazon author. This is helping me navigate so much for a first-time author. Saves a ton of time doing research.” Jim Rowe – Marketing Strategy & Branding Expert.

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Heidi’s Hot Take

This was definitely not what I was expecting when I picked up the book. Each chapter is only 1-2 pages on average. There is not a whole lot of details on the “how” of publishing or marketing.

But it is an excellent reference guide with some great tips on free and reasonably priced tools, groups, and service providers to use for everything from editing to marketing. I’ve been in the industry since 2009, and published my first book in 2011. I would say that 90% of the references are ones that I have used and would recommend. Of the 10% I haven’t, they are definitely ones that I have heard recommended in reputable industry circles.

But I do worry for a complete noobie, there isn’t enough information to help them make the right approach or how to use the tools most effectively. Fortunately, they do offer courses on some of that and there are a lot of great resources out there that can help those who are middle of the game to make wise decisions as they traverse the resources. Worth every penny, but could have been a really fantastic resource if it had been fleshed out a bit more.

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