By Diana Laurence writing as Diane Lau
...As [Diane Lau] says, if you are an aspiring author you may be frustrated by lack of success in finding a publisher, and appalled at the charges of self publishers, and wish you could just do it yourself—this is the book for you. She did it for herself, and is spelling out the process for you. Her writing is clear and her points are accurate, in my experience. Even if you're not contemplating true self publishing at this time, this is worthwhile material that may affect your outlook. It costs a pittance, $2.99. I heartily recommend this book. --From www.hipiers.com
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REVIEWS FOR DO-IT-YOURSELF-PUBLISHING:
From Sol Nasisi, Founder and Director, TheNextBigWriter.com:
I just wanted to tell you that I’ve been reading your book and it is fabulous. At some point in TheNextBigWriter Novel Competition we’re considering publishing the winner. The previous winner received so much good press that it seems like a viable option. Your book will be invaluable in making this happen. Thanks for the information!
8 out of 10 from Marge Anna Conrad, NovelSpot:
Not willing to let would be self-publishers flounder and lose the dream, [Ms. Lau] has taken by the hand those who would desire success in this area and leads us step by step through the entire process.
Step One: Read this entire book. Twice. Okay, maybe three times.
Step Two: Do exactly what Do-It-YourSelf-Publishing tells you to do.
Step Three: Enjoy the success you have always dreamed of.
Do-It-YourSelf-Publishing makes it that simple.... Of course, there is no guarantee that the book you publish will be a success. Ms. Lau cannot guarantee it, nor can I, but from reading her step-by-step, easy to understand and follow guide through the self-publishing process, you will have a marketable product. That is the beginning of any success story.
From Mrs. Giggles, mrsgiggles.braveblog.com:
I like how [Ms. Lau] makes it clear that people who follow the self-publishing route most likely will not have a bestseller in the leagues of John Grisham and Stephen King and that the satisfaction will come mostly from the fact that the book that you believe in (and no editors at the big publishing houses apparently do) will find an audience that appreciates your book...A decent and pretty comprehensive 101 kind of introduction manual to self-publishing...the writing is clear and easy to understand. There is also sensible advice about staying away from businesses that try to take advantage of aspiring authors. While the content isn't on the heavy-duty side, it is packed with enough substance to make it an economical alternative to constantly scouring sites like Authorswrite and other similar sites while trying to figure how to do this or that when it comes to independent publishing!
From Cherie Burbach, www.thedifferencenow.com (reprinted from Amazon.com):
Diane Lau's Do-It-YourSelf-Publishing (DIYP) guide is a must for anyone considering (or wondering) what self-publishing is really about. The author speaks from her experience in working with a traditional mid-sized publisher and tells what personally brought her to the self-publishing arena. A lot has been misinterpreted about self-publishing in the last few years, and I think readers will be surprised as to why authors decide to choose this route.
From Heather Skumatz (reprinted from Amazon.com):
Diane Lau's Do-It-YourSelf-Publishing (DIYP) is an handy guidebook for the moderately experienced writer who isn't afraid of technology. In the Introduction section, Lau inquires, "could you really be in the publisher's seat?"