WordPress To Go – How To Build A WordPress Website On Your Own Domain, From Scratch, Even If You Are A Complete Beginner
If you are thinking about setting up your own WordPress blog site I highly recommend this book. Sarah McHarry walks you through the entire process, all the way from getting a domain name and choosing a host site to designing your blog.
When I designed my first site I initially bought a different ‘how to’ WordPress book which left me bewildered and confused. I was considering paying someone to do it for me when I downloaded Sarah’s book. Her instructions are flawless and easy to understand, so that even a total IT gumby bear like me can do it.
As a self-published author I am constantly looking for marketing ideas that make sense, while also being achievable and affordable. The majority of the books I have bought on the subject have been disappointing at the best.
From the beginning, Book Marketing is Dead promised to deliver information I could use. Derek Murphy is an editor, cover designer, author and internet entrepreneur with a well-rounded appreciation of the publishing game. His advice comes from years of marketing experience, and trial-and-error in his own business, and was just the sort of information I was craving.
He filled in the blanks left by other marketing books, instead giving me a new appreciation for the importance of my website and social platform – things I had neglected in the past, as well as ideas on how best to apply paid marketing. Now, instead of a murky, confused marketing plan, I have a to-do list I can’t wait to get started on.
Jason Mattew’s has covered so much information in this book. I must admit a little of it was beyond my IT knowledge when I read it – but we’ve already established I am a bit special.
He starts the book talking about social media and blog sites and then launches into the publishing side of things, discussing formatting and uploading for Smashwords and Amazon. Then he goes into designing your blog site before ending with the marketing end of things.
He pretty much covers the full spectrum of self-publishing in this one book, but you may find you need other books to supplement it. Chock full of instructions on things you didn’t even know you needed to know, this is definitely a book worth reading.
John Locke. I’m sure you’ve already heard his name. His and Amanda Hocking’s names are synonymous with Amazon success. In his book he describes how he used Social Media to become the writing success he is today.
Whether or not you are able to mimic his success is largely irrelevant. You should just read this book for the inspiration it provides and the confidence that comes with the knowledge that it can be done.