The $1.99 Author: Expanded Edition (Hardcover)
Are you planning to write and publish a book?
Do you have a completed manuscript?
Have you self-published a book or even a few books?
Would you like to write books for additional income or a living?
Were you traditionally published by a small-press and have found yourself faced with book marketing?
There are more myths and legends in the book publishing game than can be found in ancient Greek literature. The greedy and corrupt ended them . . . it's kind of like that for book writers.
The $1.99 Author offers a pragmatic look at today's book publishing options for both budding and previously published authors. Almost every conceivable publishing path is touched upon with the pros and cons of each laid bare.
E. A. Barker is a journeyman writer with a knack for drilling to the bottom of the truth well while managing to serve up even the most disturbing of discoveries with a dash of humour. This should help to make his insider's view of a truly bizarre industry a little more palatable. This book is free of sugar-coated empty promises of success. Instead, readers will be made to understand there is a slippery ladder awaiting them, and The 1.99 Author shows us how to climb it safely without: getting ripped off, getting sued, going broke, being laughed at. . . in addition to mitigating some of the gut-wrenching experiences like piracy and plagiarism which most published authors have likely encountered. Best of all, once you understand the game, you will be given a map of the minefield that is today's book publishing industry so you can avoid the time-consuming low-yield traps － allowing you to concentrate your efforts on what really matters . . . writing more and better books.
Are you the next one-in-a-million author with a hit book? If you think you might be, picture The $1.99 Author as being a glass-bottomed boat from which you can view the shark-infested waters of the publishing industry before choosing where to dive in. For every one author, there are hundreds of people lined up to fleece them. Whether you simply want to publish your memoir; publish as a hobby; or think you have what it takes to climb the publishing ladder into "The Big Five" or "Four" or "Three" － (Who can be sure anymore? ) － The $1.99 Author will save you a great deal of time, money, and heartache in your publishing journey.
READER ADVISORY - Because it's a thing now. Whether you are new, or an entrenched cog in the publishing machine, this book shows the industry for what it is; not what we imagined it would be, nor what we would like to think it could be. It's a cold bucket of water dumped on readers to snap them back to reality.