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THE NAKED NEWS FOR INDIE AUTHORS – HOW NOT TO INVEST YOUR MARKETING $$$$$$$ by GISELLA HAUSMANN – my review no.18

on 30/05/2015

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TELLING IT LIKE IT IS

How-to books are not your cup of tea? Well, they are not mine either, I can tell you. It is much easier drifting away into fantasy novels I enjoy so much, or getting tangled into a web of a tightly-knit mystery, right?

This book is no escape. This book is very specific, does exactly what it promises, is exactly what it preaches and tells things exactly as they are. So when you go looking for specific advice, as a self-published author on a fantasy budget, this is the kind of advice you need. What to avoid, how not to succumb to dream predators lurking in vanity publishers’ enticing offers, money-grabbing fake promo companies, etc. Not attacking those who genuinely help and offer trustworthy services, this book will help you weed out the rotten tomatoes in your inboxes and letter-boxes, and I personally know several whose prey I almost became (but am now glad I couldn’t afford their spectacular/phoney offers). The author clearly states her arguments, makes you no promises save work and learning, and offers straightforward, easy-to-follow practical advice to help anyone like me, a bit lost in the world of self-publishing, self-promotion and self-improvement (feeling kind of sleezy with all the selfie connotations, yet believing in our stories).

You know how you tend to say ‘Oh, I wish someone had told me this sooner!’? Well, this is Gisela, telling you! So if you are beginning your career as an author, dabbling with it as a hobby, or have a friend who is, lunge yourself at this fast, practical and applicable advice and then pay it forward!

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