Monday, 23 November 2015

Book review: Ridiculously Simple Self-Publishing: E-Book Formatting 101, by Terri Main

Like all of the Ridiculously Simple series, this book lays out essential information in a well-planned, easy-to-follow lesson. Main is a professional educator and it can well be seen from her work that she is no stranger to the lesson plan. The material is well organised and comprehensive, and is delivered in a straightforward manner without any waffle or boasting, which on its own makes it stand out above the general run of non-fiction ebooks of this type.

I found the level at which the material was aimed just right - there is on the one hand a presumption that the reader has a basic familiarity with MS Word (which one would ordinarily assume to be the case with any writer with a completed manuscript), and on the other hand the book stops short of going into the realms where only nerds may tread. The book is well conceived and well executed, and is a wonderful resource for the first-time self-publisher.

Ridiculously Simple Self-Publishing: E-Book Formatting 101 is available from AMAZON.

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