Excellent Comprehensive Guide on Self-publishing and Book Marketing

My latest book How to Self-publish and Market a Book received a new five star review

How to Self-publish and Market a Book is available in both ebook and print editions.

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Reviews for: How to Self-publish and Market a Book

My series of lectures has received four 5-star ratings and three reviews.

And right now is on sale at over 50% discount

Lewis Brett Smiler said: The course gave clear and thorough coverage to the numerous tasks involved with self-publishing a book and warned of the many mistakes authors can easily make.

Carol Gyzander’s review read: I am delighted that he covers the early planning stages so well. There are so many things that we hear need to be done for self-publishing and marketing to be successful; it can be overwhelming! The thing I liked best is that Mr. Quense shows what we should do for the six months ahead (as well as the time after) the launch, and breaks it all down, month by month. Finally, some light in the darkness and shape to the madness! The handouts are very useful as well, ranging from simple task lists to sample questions to share with potential reviewers. All in all, a very useful course.

Mark Cain (author of the Circles in Hell series) said: The course provides welcome guidance for the writer who has never before self-published. It really delivers on its promise to help the newbie by demystifying the process. This is not the first Hank Quense offering I’ve examined. One of the things I appreciate about his approach is its “step by step” character. He ticks off all the major, and some minor, tasks for publishing and marketing, gathering them into a simplified timeline (6 months before publication, 5 months, etc.) that is easy to follow and to employ with your own manuscript

 

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Review for How to Self-publish and Market a Book

My book just received another 5-star review.

How to Self publish is a very useful book for self publishing authors. Till now I have published three books and working on fourth and still was unaware of the many mistakes that I was committing in publishing my books. The author provides a thorough guide that includes publishing and promotion within a specific predesigned budget. I am feeling much enlightened after reading the book and would definitely employ many of the recommendations to make my next book sell better.” Nicki

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How To Self-publish And Market a Book

This ebook is now available

It seems like there are a hundred books on publishing and many more on book marketing.
Does the world really need another one?
The answer is ‘yes’ because this one is different.

The problem with the current publishing and marketing books is that they treat publishing and marketing as two completely separate concerns.  Their thinking seems  to be, ‘after your book is published, grab a book on marketing, read it and start doing it‘.  The reality of the publishing world is that the marketing has to be done in conjunction with the publishing.  That means if you ignore the marketing until after you publish the book you’ve lost valuable marketing time.

Publishing and marketing should be considered as an integrated project. That is what my new book does; it treats publishing and marketing together to create a complete project plan.

The book is available on:
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Converting a Manuscript to an Ebook

Do you have a completed manuscript and are wondering what to do with it?

 Perhaps it’s a story from a NaNoWriMo challenge?
My lecture Converting a Manuscript to an Ebook is now available online.  Two videos show you how to turn the manuscript into a quality book package to showcase your quality content.
You can find the lecture here: https://bit.ly/2ZqKXHe
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Self-publishing Done Wrong

My latest Medium article explains why my previous books on publishing and marketing represented a wrong approach to the self-publishing business.It also explains I why wrote another book on these subjects, this time using the correct approach. Read it at: https://medium.com/@hanque99/a-book-about-self-publishing-done-wrong-e49b7c5d307

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A Review for How to Self-publish and Market a Book

My new book received its first review!

It’s by British author Mark Henderson.

The book is on sale as a pre-order for $2.99.  After it’s released, the price will increase to $4.99.

Mark’s detailed review is pasted below:


A must-have guide for authors intending to self-publish

Hank Quense has allowed me the privilege of reading a pre-publication pdf of his How to Self-Publish and Market a Book. He knows I don’t self-publish (most of my books have been released by small publishing houses, two by a larger one), so his new guide isn’t directly relevant to me. On the other hand, self-publishing is either the norm or a likely option for several of my author friends and creative writing students. So would I recommend this book to them?

The short answer is ‘Yes’. Of course I was favourably inclined in advance of reading because I’ve enjoyed so many of Hank’s fiction works – the Gunderland stories, the Moxie trilogy and the Zaftan Troubles – and I’ve used his excellent Creating Stories a lot in my teaching. However, I expected to take a detached, uninvolved view of his latest non-fiction work. Then a sentence in the Foreword challenged this expectation: “Even if you have a publisher, reading through the publishing tasks in this book will give you a much better understanding of the publishing process. “ The prediction proved true. As I read the rest of the book I learned things about publishing that I’d only half-known or not realised at all. 

The book also unsettled my conviction that social media isn’t for me. Previously, I found Facebook an irritating waste of time; LinkedIn mixed up my profile with someone else’s so I had to delete it; I’ve never been able to see the point of Twitter; and so on. But Hank has persuaded me to try again, at least with LinkedIn, and to involve myself more seriously with Goodreads; and he’s assured me that my website and blog posts are worth maintaining. 

Three big positives of the book are: (1) it’s very clearly written and well organised, with lots of helpful links, as you’d expect with Hank; (2) it’s comprehensive; and (3) uniquely, as far as I know, it addresses both publishing and marketing as linked or coordinated (and multifarious) activities. On a personal note, while I rely on my publishers to market my books, I’ve picked up several hints and suggestions from How to Self-Publish and Market a Book that I can use to supplement their efforts.

Of course Hank writes primarily for the USA market, so there are parts of his book (those relating to tax matters, for example) that have no direct application for readers in other parts of the world such as the UK. Nevertheless they’re worth noting. Whether you self-publish or not, writing is a business and you need to keep proper accounts. So even if the letter of Hank’s advice about accounting and taxation isn’t relevant in your case, the spirit of it is. 

Thanks for writing this book, Hank. It’s going to help a lot of people, and I’ll recommend it warmly to any of my students who consider publishing (as I try to persuade them all to do).


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Prequel Now Available: Free!

My new book, How to Self-publish and Market a Book will be available on Sept 15.

In the meantime, a prequel to the book will be a free download on Aug 5 & 6.  Grab a free copy at https://amzn.to/2T6dtHO

The prequel contains the complete Foreword, Chapter 1 and the Table of Contents.  It will give you a solid appreciation of what the book is about.

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