Today, I have a guest post with my blog buddy Rajesh from Destination Infinity. He has just published his second book 'The Archers Revenge'.
I took the decision to self-publish my first book because I had absolutely no contacts in the literary world. And the idea of spending countless hours sending my manuscript to various publishing houses and waiting for a reply, didn’t appeal to me! Besides, my book was tourism-related and targeted readers from abroad, visiting India. Hence, self-publishing my book as an eBook on the Amazon Kindle platform seemed to be the most attractive option.
Trust me when I say this: Self-Publishing an eBook today is very simple. Anyone who knows how to use a word-processor (MS Office, Libre Office) can publish their own eBook. Ok, a book needs a cover picture and for that I used the Amazon book cover creator, using a photo that I already had. Longer books might need an editor and you can hire one. For publishing on the Amazon Kindle, one doesn't even need an ISBN – Amazon automatically gives you an ASIN.
In short, self-publishing an eBook is the EASIEST thing to do. If your only goal is to become a (self) published author, that will be sufficient. Frankly, that's what my goal was, when I wrote my first book. Of course, if my book proved to be helpful to a few people visiting India, that would be great.
Here is the blurb of his latest book 'The Archers Revenge'.
Aryan’s father is killed by a powerful Minister. No one, including the Police, is ready to help him get justice for the death of his father. Can the Minister be allowed to get away with a murder just because he is powerful? What can a mere unarmed individual do?
The Archers Revenge on Amazon