Friday, September 16, 2016

#Review: Navigating Indieworld:A Beginner's Guide to Self-publishing and Marketing Your Book by Julie A. Gerber and Carole P. Roman

Social media guru, Julie A. Gerber and award-winning author of forty-three best-selling books, Carole P. Roman, team up to travel the winding road of self-publishing, promoting, and marketing a book. Join these two experts as they share their vast store of experience in an easy to read book. 
Learn why you need a beta reader and the importance of a good editor. Make a list of what you need to do when choosing an illustrator. Compare the many ways to promote your book.

My review:
Having worked with Indie authors and being an Indie author myself, I have had to navigate all the issues with writing a book that these two authors explore. They mentioned time and time again that the act of writing the book is only half the battle and that yes, it can be a daunting task to get a published and seen but is worth it in the end.

They mention many people they have worked with from beta readers, to editors, to cover designers, to illustrators, to publishing. Included are links to many of these people. In addition, several chapters are dedicated to the marketing end which includes the use of social media, radio, advertisement, as well as book reviewers and bloggers.

If you are a new author reading my words then I recommend reading this book before you decide to publish. Keep it handy for reference because you will no doubt want to use it time and again even after your first book is complete.

Not only am I an author but a virtual assistant who has worked with authors to market their books. I would hate to see the pitfalls that can and do happen. However, I want to you to succeed too. Julie Gerber and Carole P. Roman outline those things too. If you take note, of their recommendations, then you have a good chance of maybe not falling trap to those things and have a better chance at succeeding and navigating the crazy but wonderful place they call "Indie World." 5 stars!

As as side note: I have worked with both Julie A. Gerber and Carole P. Roman on many projects for the last few years. I was pleasantly surprised that they mentioned me not only as an author but also mentioning this blog as a resource. I am truly grateful.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~M.M. Hudson aka Naila Moon

Where to find the authors:

Julie A. Gerber
Carole P. Roman


  1. Thank you for such a wonderful review Naila! Your words are very much appreciated <3

  2. Thanks Naila for the wonderful review!

  3. Thanks Naila for the wonderful review!


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