Indie Author Spotlight – David Gaughran

August 10th, 2011 by Heather Marie Adkins

Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should

Let’s Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should

by David Gaughran (Goodreads Author)
From Goodreads:
“You won’t make any money from self-publishing.” 

MYTH!

The internet has revolutionized every business it has come into contact with, and publishing is no different.

For the first time, these changes are handing power back to the writer. It’s up to YOU if you want to profit from them.

Let’s Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should.

This guide contains over 60,000 words of essays, articles, and how-to guides, as well as contributions from 33 bestselling indie authors including J Carson Black, Bob Mayer, Victorine Lieske, Mark Edwards, and many more.

It covers everything from how the disruptive power of the internet has changed the publishing business forever to the opportunities this has created for writers. It gives you practical advice on editing, cover design, formatting, and pricing. And it reveals marketing tips from blogging and social networking right through to competitions, discounts, reviews, and giveaways.

If you are considering self-publishing, if you need to breathe life into your flagging sales, or if you want to understand why it’s a great time to be a writer, Let’s Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should will explain it all.

We all know I’m self-publishing.  Hell, it’s ALL I talk about anymore.  There was a big flurry of excitement over John Locke’s indie publishing book, but it kinda fell flat in reviews after it came out.  I haven’t read it, so I’m no expert, but Locke seems to have moved beyond us at this point.

David is well on his way to following in the footsteps of Locke, JA Konrath, and Barry Eisler.  This compendium of information about the state of the publishing world today is an eye opener.  With real facts and real numbers to support his efforts, David offers the official HOW-TO guide to going at it indie.  Unlike Locke who charges 6 bucks for his guide, David has offered “Let’s Get Digital” FOR FREE as a .pdf download at his blog as well as offering it through Smashwords and Amazon for 2.99.  He understands the importance of a support circuit in indie publishing, and by making his guide easily accessible, he is enforcing this belief.

Not only is David a talented writer and a funny, pleasant kinda guy, he’s someone to follow.  Since the publication of  “Let’s Get Digital” he has seen an increase in sales of his published works, as well as being featured on Pixel of Ink (without having to pay for it and wait five hundred years).  He has become a household name for the great indies like Konrath, who recognize a great rising in Gaughran.  Even the trad pub world seems to be fearful of David, who was recently the butt of some jealous trad pubbed authors over on Twitter.

“Let’s Get Digital” gave me hope that I’m on the right path.  The 33 testimonials in part 3 of the book prove to me that maybe it’s possible for my dreams to come true; maybe one day I’ll be making a living off my writing.

EVERY new indie author needs to read this book. FIVE STARS, MUST READ!

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One Response

  1. Laura Eno Says:

    Yay for David! I haven’t read this yet but, in the interest of supporting indie authors, I bypassed the free .pdf and just purchased it for my Kindle. Thanks for spotlighting him, Heather!

 
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