Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Self-Publish a Book in 10 Steps Book Review

 Many of you know that I'm working on self-publishing an anthology entitled Purrseverance. I am nearly ready to format the manuscript and submit it to my packager. When Self-Publish a Book in 10 Steps by Hank Quense was offered to me for review, I jumped at the chance. 


Book Description

Self-publishing a book is difficult.

This book simplifies it by breaking down a self-publishing and marketing project into 10 steps. This step-by-step process will get your book published and initiate the pre-launch marketing.

Hank Quense has written and self-published over twenty books, both fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of the Author Blueprint Series of books. The Series concentrates on providing valuable guidance on fiction writing, self-publishing and book marketing. Self-publish a Book in 10 Steps is Book 6 in the series.

The book details such vital tasks as developing a compelling book description, building an author platform and getting book reviews to list a few.

Learn the ten-step process that will self-publish and market your book!

My Review

This is a great comprehensive book on self-publishing. It covers everything you need to know on what you need to do from the time you're done writing your book to self-publication to marketing your book. Most book do not cover both self-publishing and marketing tasks, so this is a great resource for authors who want to self-publish.

Some of the topics covered in this book include:

  • Finding beta readers and how to get the most out of using them.
  • Finding and hiring reputable book cover artists and editors.
  • How to write good book blurbs and descriptions.
  • Finding a reputable book packager. 
  • Copyright.
  • Setting up your author page on various sites, such as Amazon and Goodreads.
  • Marketing tasks you should do before and after you self-publish your book.
  • Finding book reviewers and tips for getting the most out of them.
Quense has self-published a lot of books, and his experience informs this book. He offers a wealth of resources for authors who wish to self-publish. I found the marketing resources the most helpful because I'd already decided on my packager. I took a lot of notes on the marketing resources available to self-published writers, and he suggests many marketing avenues I hadn't even thought of. 

I would highly recommend Self-Publish a Book in 10 Steps to any author who is interested in self-publishing or to any author who has already self-published and needs marketing ideas and resources.

About the Author

Hank Quense has self-published his books for over 12 years. His non-fiction books cover fiction writing (Creating Stories), self-publishing (How to Self-publish and Market a Book, Self-publish a Book in 10 Steps), marketing (Book Marketing Fundamentals) and author business (Business Basics for Authors).

He also lectures on these subjects in schools, libraries and on webinars.

Hank recently started The site provides solutions to pain points (problems) for fiction writers, self-publishing authors and authors who are trying to market their books.

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You can purchase this book on Amazon.


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FTC Disclosure: I received a digital copy of "Self-Publish a Book in 10 Steps" by Hank Quense for a fair and honest review. Receiving the digital book did not influence my opinions in any way. Fur Everywhere only shares information we believe will benefit our readers. 


  1. This sounds like a good source of information that hopefully, I will need in the not-too-distant future.

  2. That does sound like a treasure chest of hidden secrets.

  3. SInce you are a writer, that sounds like a great book for you to have.

  4. That sounds like a really informative book!