REVIEW: The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide by Joel Friedlander & Betty Kelly Sargent

Originally posted 2015-01-26: The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide Review

I was doing research on self-publishing for my first novel, Maladaptation, when I stumbled across the offer to read and review The Self Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide by Joel Friedlander and Betty Kelly Sargent.

cover of The Self Publisher's Ultimate Resource Guide for indie authors


The cover says it’s “every indie author’s essential directory – to help you prepare, publish, and promote professional looking books.” That just happened to be exactly what I was looking for, so I signed up and got my copy.

Let me get started by saying that this book is exactly what it says it is: a resource guide. It’s (as the cover states) a listing. If you’re looking for long paragraphs, anecdotes, and writing prompts, this isn’t the book for you.

But if you’re looking for an exhaustive list of all the authors’ recommended editors, writing software, POD services, self-publishing books, social media consultants, and eBook aggregates, then The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide is something you need to put your money on.

These are some serious lists, people. The Content & Developmental Editors list alone is about 9 pages long in the EPUB version. Included in the lists are name (sorted alphabetically by surname or company/organization name), contact information, website address, and a brief description of the services offered.

My Rating

Those writers who are willing to call or write to everyone on the list who offers something will be well-served by this book, and I definitely think that new writers will gain some self-publishing insight from this guide.

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