#Book #Review How Not To Self Publish by Rosen Trevithick

51POllRTK1L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_I have to give this book 5 stars just for the laugh out loud/ snarky/ common sense humor on committing to be a professional self published author.

Wish I would have come across this book sooner-must read for self published authors.

“You decide to use a photo of a brick instead of a cover…

Signs of a problem: 30 insipid photo’s of a brick on your smartphone camera roll.

The symptoms: Chronic laziness, delusions of grandeur.

You don’t know how to use photoshop and hey, it’s the age of self publishing diversity….”

Most self publishing books I’ve read stay on the serious side of the issue do this- don’t do that, but don’t give examples on what could go wrong if an author chooses to do the don’t do that. Rosen gives great examples of what could go wrong when authors tread down the wrong path with their books, book promoting, ect… Plus she gives great advice on how to deal with bad reviews, other competitive authors, copyright infringement and the many roadblocks authors may encounter on their way to fame. Rosen also explains the difference between self publishing -vs- traditional publishers.

Within the humorous examples of using common sense as a self published author Rosen gives great clear advice with a bit of funny added into the mix on some of the right ways to self publish, including how covers should look, author photo’s, promoting, what’s considered spam and of course how not to get your laptop eaten by a crocodile. Along with some of the silly mistakes authors can make without thinking and the right knowledge.

Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: www.Lynnthompsonbooks.com Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlakeAMontanaDaytonNovel Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/lynnthompsonbooks

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