2016 Indie Author State of the Union - Book Review

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2016 Indie Author State of the Union by Michael La Ronn - Book Review

Grow Your Author Business, Stay Informed and Sell More Books.


If you are an indie author looking to self-publish, or maybe you have already taken the plunge and done so, this book is full of information that you will find of interest, and some of it you really need to know.

Michael looks at all the big players in the game, such as Amazon, Createspace, ibooks, Google, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Nook, Kobo, D2D, etc etc, along with indie publishing trends, and analyses them all and reports back on the many changes we have seen in the past year, (the copy I read was a 2016 one and I think he updates things every year,) and then interestingly he puts on his Nostradamus hat and tries to forecast where we, and they, will be going in the following year, and the years to come.

It all makes for very interesting reading and I defy any indie author not to learn something of interest from within these pages. There's a lot more stuff in there too.

Plus an enormous number of links and resources included in the book as well, and yes there are plenty of affiliate links as well, and Michael is open and upfront about that, so maybe just occasionally one has to take some of the buy recommendations with a pinch of salt, but we are big boys here now, and big girls too, we know how the world works, and we can tell when we are being sold something we don’t particularly want to buy. Don’t worry about it, there is plenty here to keep you reading right through to the very end.

The book is well written, engaging, and perhaps most important of all, is truly useful to any indie and prospective indie author and self-publisher. 

I have no hesitation in recommending it.  I enjoyed it.      


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