Review: The 6 Steps Plan to e-Publishing (Kindle ebooks): How to Write, Publish in kindle format and Market your Kindle Books with Amazon KDP

The 6 Steps Plan to e-Publishing (Kindle ebooks): How to Write, Publish in kindle format and Market your Kindle Books with Amazon KDP
The 6 Steps Plan to e-Publishing (Kindle ebooks): How to Write, Publish in kindle format and Market your Kindle Books with Amazon KDP by Ally Nathaniel
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from StoryCartel.com in exchange for an honest review. Unfortunately, I wish I hadn’t bothered with it, for the entire ten minutes it took to read. It’s simply reiterative of information found freely on the internet and in at least a dozen other similar e-books people have published in an attempt to ride the coattails of the e-publishing revolution instead of creating actual original content.

To start with, “The 6 Steps Plan to…” for a title doesn’t even sound right. It’s a six-step scheme, not a system.

Even barring that, a guide to e-publishing needs to include information on formatting your book for a e-publishing platform, and this one really doesn’t. It’s understandable, as the book is horribly formatted and hard to read. (Hint: Paragraph indents help your reader move along, even in non-fiction).

While this could’ve been an interesting look at the game from the viewpoint of a children’s book author, it really doesn’t even do that well. The illustrator’s role – the most important part of a children’s book – is relatively glossed over. Fiverr.com is also stressed overmuch as an option for such things as artwork and covers. Try to remember that if you can’t do it yourself, you get what you pay for. A $5 cover will look like a $5 cover, no matter how much that Fiverr person knows how to use that pirated version of Photoshop.

There are far too many good books on how to publish on Kindles and other e-readers, and a wealth of information for free on the internet, to bother picking up a book like this.

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