Jacqueline Simonds is a “book shepherd” who lives in Reno and has clients all over the country. If you’re not following her on Twitter (@jcsimonds), you should be. This is the review I wrote on Amazon.com of her new book, The Self-Publisher’s FAQ:
I confess I haven’t read this book from cover to cover yet, but that doesn’t say anything about its readability. Have you ever wished you knew a self-publishing expert you could call with a question and get a knowledgeable answer from without a lot of small talk? Now you have this book. Simonds provides the information you need in true FAQ format that’s conversational yet to the point.
If you can’t find your question in the detailed table of contents, you’ll probably see it in the index. Every conceivable topic from what decisions need to be made early in the process to how to market what you publish seems to be included.
As a fledgling self-publisher, I will keep this book handy and refer to it often as I go through the process of publishing my first book. However, its usefulness is not limited to first-timers. It covers so much material that even experienced self-publishers are sure to find to solutions to problems they have encountered in previous efforts. Rather than reading it and putting it away, I will keep it with my most-used reference books.
I don’t know whether this is necessary, but here it is in case you’re wondering: The author did not ask me to review her book, and I paid for my copy.