Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Newbie's Guide To Publishing Book

An all-inclusive writing book over four years in the making, filled with more than 750 pages of tips, tricks, and advice. And it's 100% free.

Click HERE to download an Adobe .pdf copy, or get one at my website, www.jakonrath.com/.

I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. It contains over 300 essays broken down by the following topics:
  • Writing
  • Breaking In
  • Publishing
  • Promotion
  • Touring
  • Peers
  • Internet
  • Reviews
  • Newsletters
  • Motivation
That's more than 250k words worth of material, organized, indexed, and bookmarked for your reading convenience. To use Bookmarks in Adobe Reader, click the bookmark icon on the left side of the .pdf when you open the file. You can also click on the page number in the table of contents and be taken straight to that article.

Best of all, there are hyperlinks to the original blog entries, allowing you to read and add to the comments on hundreds of different topics.

Extra special thanks to Rob Siders for his help in putting this together. When you finish writing that novel, Rob, I demand to be your first reader...

26 comments:

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

Thanks, J.A. (and Rob.)

This will save me a lot of aimless wandering in the archives.

I'm gonna print a copy of the promotion section for quick reference and repeat study.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Thanks Joe,


And kudos to Rob for all the wonderful work he did in organizing.

Terrie

jodi said...

wow--this is a great guide. Thank you very much. :)

JA Konrath said...

Rob is awsome.

If I didn't make it clear in the post, this is a free e-book not only for personal use, but for any other use you can think of.

If you want to send copies to your friends, post excerpts on your site, upload to bit torrent, or offer it as a download, you're welcome to. I only ask that you link to me somehow.

Jamie Ford said...

Geez, that's a tome! Thanks Joe.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Hi Joe,

I just did a blog post with links back here: http://www.womenofmystery.net/2008/07/great-news-about-people-we-like.html

Terrie

JA Konrath said...

I've had over 300 downloads since posting this yesterday.

JA Konrath said...

Now it's at 450.

Not bad for a niche how-to e-book from a midlist thriller author...

Rob in Denver said...

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. It is a fantastic compilation and I'm pleased that I could help. To be honest, I wish all my freelance clients were half as easy to work for as our host is

While J. A. mentioned the bookmark feature, it's worth pointing out that you can also use the Table of Contents to jump directly to the good stuff: while browsing the Contents, just click the topic's page number.

Jude Hardin said...

Great job!

Jen said...

This is great! Thanks, Joe, and I'll be linking to it for sure.

Maria said...

Thanks both of you.

Maria

Georganna Hancock M.S. said...

WTG, J.A.! This is the featured post on A Writer's Edge today -- with lotsa link love, of course. Mwah!

JA Konrath said...

Big thanks to everyone who is helping to spread the word by mentioning this e-book in their own blogs and bulletin posts.

rayannecarr said...

You are most welcome.
Your blog does make the job of sitting in a spare bedroom facing a white wall and a blinking cursor a little less painful, so many thanks. Ray-Anne.
http://rayannecarr.wordpress.com/

Simon Haynes said...

Thanks for this - blogged & linked!

Cheers
Simon

Catherine said...

snagged and linked. Thanks. :D

Chris said...

Dammit, Joe -- I downloaded this, and started reading it (instead of working)... It's excellent.

But then, I get the ultimate slap in the face when the first 2 pages of content have to do with "Distractions" (to which we should add "reading Joe's big ol' book of writing advice")

I need to get back to work.

Jeremy James said...

Joe, this is an amazing resource. Thanks so much for all the hard work and insight!

Danette Haworth said...

Thank you, Joe! I've sent my writer friends your link.

William G. said...

YAY!

Chris said...

Thanks, Joe & Rob, for putting this together!

Chris.

Zoe Winters said...

Thank You!

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Silverfox said...

wish that you offered an epub option.

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much.