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By Dan Poynter

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The Self-Publishing guide explains the publishing strategy step by step, from suggestion via manuscript, printing, advertising, and revenues. Dan Poynter, a number one authority on self-publishing, indicates readers the right way to use leading edge suggestions to write down books quicker, produce books for much less, and advertise books extra successfully. This revised variation covers all the most up-to-date publishing expertise comparable to downloadable books, print on call for, CD publishing, and digital books. A 52-page appendix of worthy assets is incorporated.

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