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If you’re writing your first book, the advice here is pure gold. It may be platinum, if you’ve already published and had hiccups in the process.But more than covering tips for writing a book or how to become a novelist, the booklet answers theMoreIf you’re writing your first book, the advice here is pure gold. It may be platinum, if you’ve already published and had hiccups in the process.But more than covering tips for writing a book or how to become a novelist, the booklet answers the questions “Now that I’ve written a novel, how do I get it published?” and “Now that I’ve written a book, how do I get people to know about it and buy it?”Based on his own extensive research and experience with his first and second novels, Richard Wren provides you with tips on getting published and resources to get you through the process of publishing your novel. He addresses questions and issues such as:Where do I get my book published?• What’s the difference between self-publishing and going through a publishing company?• How much or how little will it cost to self-publish or go through an internet-based publisher (i.e. CreateSpace)?• How do I choose a publisher who helps authors print on demand or otherwise do self-publishing?• Are there publishing companies that take advantage of new authors, and if so, how do I avoid them?• How to get an e-book published• What resources are there for new and established writers to help them in the publishing process?And based on his own extensive experience with the Media and more recently, Social Media, Loyd Auerbach provides the basics of:The current spread and depth of the Media, from print (yes there still is print) to broadcast to cable to web-basedPublicity resourcesHow to assess interview requestsHow to prep for an interviewHow to be an expert intervieweeWhat’s the best social media to use, and how to use itWren and Auerbach’s Self-Publishing: It Ain’t Rocket Science provides answers to those writing and publishing questions and actual citation to websites that can help guide you through publishing a novel (or publishing a nonfiction book for that matter) as well as help you choose which publishing service works the best, and what to avoid, as well as some of the best author-publicity resources and websites available.This guide has been adopted by a university graduate level publishing course for use as required reading.