It's been given 5 stars by the reviewer, also an author, and a great boost. Here's Sarah Sheard's review:
A powerful go-to manual for aspiring self--publishers, May 21, 2013ByAmazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)This review is from: Your Purrfect Way to Publish & Promote Your Amazon & Kindle Books (Paperback)I thought it absolutely fantastic in its usability and breadth. I'm a novelist who recently began ebook self-publishing. I've figured out some of the basics but this book maps a gazillion new pathways onward and upward.
I've found nothing to compare to this manual in clarity, range of topics and dip-in-ability. Ashton's been generous in offering this amount of research so affordably to ebook self-publishers at all levels. Written in a readable, friendly style too.
author of: Krank: Love in the New Dark Times."
You have an option.
You can decide to rebel against the traditional publishing way, and become a revolutionary. You can ride the wave of the future.
You can join the ranks of the thousands of Independent publishers – also called Indie publishers or just plain Indies. That's a title to wear with pride. As such, you will become part of a major historical movement, as dramatic as the first invention of the printing press in 1458 by Johannes Gutenberg.
You can join the Gutenberg+ Revolution by publishing your own book, using Amazon's print on demand (POD) for your soft cover version, and Kindle for your eBook one.
Just as Gutenberg's invention of the printing press in the 1450's started a massive revolution in the production of books, so too the services offered to all of us by Amazon and Kindle are triggering a similar revolution.
And once you have published your own book, you will need to promote it.
But not impossible.
You will need to build your Author Platform, along the lines of this diagram:
Don't forget to check out my manual for self-publishers – Your Purrfect Way to Publish & Promote Your Amazon & Kindle Books, which you can read about at my Amazon author site: https://www.amazon.com/author/glennashton
And the best of luck to you!