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Review: The Book Publishers Toolkit

The Book Publishers Toolkit

10 Practical Pointers for Independent and Self Publishers Vol. 1

By Multiple Contributors of the IBPA


Non-fiction – Reference – Writing

book-publishers-toolkitlIf you are a self-published author who wants to sell more books, a new publisher looking for ways to market your content without breaking the bank, or a growing publisher searching for the latest tools to take your business to the next level, then “The Book Publishers Toolkit: 10 Practical Pointers for Independent and Self Publishers Volume 1,” will bring you the hands-on tools and techniques needed to navigate an industry where the only constant is perpetual change.

Whether you want to jump-start your marketing efforts, expand your social media outreach, get how-to ebook tips and much more, you’ll find hands-on tools in these pages. Written by a wide variety of talented professionals who generously donate their time, energy and expertise to IBPA, the not-for-profit Independent Book Publishers Association, each piece originally appeared in the “Independent,” IBPA’s monthly member magazine.

Publishing industry experts who contributed to this work are Kate Bandos, Kimberley Edwards, Joel Friedlander, Steve Gillen, Abigail Goben, Tanya Hall, Brian Jud, Stacey Miller, Kathleen Welton, and David Wogahn.

Buy the book.


This book is a series of essays for self-publishing authors and small indie publishers. It’s 10 essays that covers various topics such as Awards, using social media (i.e. twitter), the long tail of publishing, contracts and rights, how a librarian chooses books, e-book conversions, etc.

There’s nothing here that you can find on the web through searching, but it’s nice to have all of these in a single place. For $2.99, I don’t think this is a waste of money.

What this book really is, is an introduction tot he IBPA. After reading this book and then browsing the benefits of the IBPA at their website, I think I may be joining.

Do I recommend this book? If you are thinking about publishing your first book yourself, yes. If you don’t plan to self-publish or you have published before, I doubt you need this one. I do recommend that you check out the IBPA, if you have not already.





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