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Self-Publishing for the Broke Author

book cover for the audio book

Producing a publishing-quality book can be expensive. Editing, formatting, and cover design can all add up to quite the hefty chunk of change.

But does it have to?

Indie author Jean Bauhaus shares the methods she used to produce no fewer than six self-published books without spending a dime – including the novel that got her noticed and landed her a three-book publishing contract. This is a comprehensive guide for bootstrapping do-it-yourselfers and for the would-be indie who thinks she needs a big platform and a successful Kickstarter campaign before she can get started.

And she doesn’t stop there. Jean goes beyond the basics of e-book and paperback production to walk you through the publishing and distribution process and educate you about your options so you can develop the best publishing strategy to serve your long-term career goals. She also explores your options for publicizing your book and helps you determine where to focus your marketing efforts at this stage of your author career.

If you think you can’t afford to get started with self-publishing, this audiobook is a must-listen. It will give you all the tools you need to launch your first book and set your publishing career on course to reach the stratosphere.

This book is very useful, and I expect I’ll return to it time and again as I progress through my indie publishing career. Jean Bauhaus covers the end to end process of self publishing, and goes over the necessary steps to make a minimally viable book product. I especially found useful the broken out sections of “if you have a little money” and “if you have no money” for the different steps.

There are lots of resources out there for indie publishers, and this book does a great job of rounding up the best advice out there and presenting it in a very accessible, no-nonsense way for indie authors everywhere. Go forth and pick this up–you won’t be sorry!

Amazon Reviewer Seanimal

About the Author

Jean Bauhaus is a total nerd for good storytelling. She is also incapable of being quiet when someone asks a question she knows the answer to, a trait that is largely responsible for the creation of this book. She grew up in Oklahoma and is a recent transplant to the Ozark mountains, where she lives in the middle of the woods with her husband, Matt, a cat, two box turtles, and a Chihuahua who seems to think he’s an actual child. He might have had some encouragement in thinking along those lines. Jean writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy and horror under the name Jean Marie Bauhaus.