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APE, Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur

How To Publish A Book

By Guy Kawasaki, 1954-

"Essential reading (and reference) for modern authors, regardless of experience."
- Kirkus Book Reviews

"Nuts, bolts, and inspiration too. Once again, Guy delivers, kicking the shiitake out of anyone who would tell you that you shouldn't, wouldn't or couldn't write a book."
-Seth Godin
Author and founder of The Icarus Project.

This version of APE was updated with the most recent content, facts, figures, tools, and resources on March 5th, 2013. To see what content has been added since the last update of APE please visit apethebook.com/updates. This is version 1.2 (Baldacci).

In 2011 the publisher of one of my books, Enchantment, could not fill an order for 500 ebook copies of the book. Because of this experience, I self-published my next book, What the Plus!, and learned first-hand that self-publishing is a complex, confusing, and idiosyncratic process. As Steve Jobs said, "There must be a better way."

With Shawn Welch, a tech wizard, I wrote APE to help people take control of their writing careers. APE's thesis is powerful yet simple: filling the roles of Author, Publisher and Entrepreneur yields results that rival traditional publishing. We call this "artisanal publishing"--that is, when writers who love their craft control the publishing process and produce high-quality books.

APE is 300 pages of step-by-step, tactical advice and practical inspiration. If you want a hype-filled, get-rich-quick book, you should look elsewhere. On the other hand, if you want a comprehensive and realistic guide to self-publishing, APE is the answer.

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ISBN

9780988523104


Format: Book
Author: Kawasaki, Guy, 1954-
Summary: "In 2011 the publisher of Guy Kawasaki's New York Times bestseller, Enchantment, could not fill an order for 500 ebook copies of the book. Because of this experience, Guy self-published his next book, What the Plus! and learned first-hand that self-publishing is a complex, confusing, and idiosyncratic process. As Steve Jobs said, 'There must be a better way.' With Shawn Welch, a tech wizard, Guy wrote APE to help people take control of their writing careers by publishing their books. The thesis of APE is simple but powerful: When a self-publisher successfully fills three roles--author, publisher and entrepreneur--the potential benefits are greater than with traditional publishing."--Cover
Title: APE, author, publisher, entrepreneur : how to publish a book /c Guy Kawasaki, Shawn Welch.
Publisher Date: [United States] : Nononina Press, c2013.
Subject: Authorship -- Marketing Authorship Authors and publishers Publishers and publishing Self-publishing
Isbn: 9780988523104 (pbk.) 0988523108 (pbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: 808.02 Kaw
Oclc: 825789854
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Bib Id: 422373

Format: Book
Author: Kawasaki, Guy, 1954-
Summary: "In 2011 the publisher of Guy Kawasaki's New York Times bestseller, Enchantment, could not fill an order for 500 ebook copies of the book. Because of this experience, Guy self-published his next book, What the Plus! and learned first-hand that self-publishing is a complex, confusing, and idiosyncratic process. As Steve Jobs said, 'There must be a better way.' With Shawn Welch, a tech wizard, Guy wrote APE to help people take control of their writing careers by publishing their books. The thesis of APE is simple but powerful: When a self-publisher successfully fills three roles--author, publisher and entrepreneur--the potential benefits are greater than with traditional publishing."--Cover
Title: APE, author, publisher, entrepreneur : how to publish a book /c Guy Kawasaki, Shawn Welch.
Publisher, Date: [United States] : Nononina Press, c2013.
Description: 365 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Authorship -- Marketing
Subjects: Authorship
Subjects: Authors and publishers
Subjects: Publishers and publishing
Subjects: Self-publishing
Other Author: Welch, Shawn.
ISBN: 9780988523104 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0988523108 (pbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: 808.02 Kaw