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Spotlight Read: A Guide to Self Publishing by Lara Tommy Kareem

Ebook and Paperback Available

About Book

For months you’ve worked diligently, dedicated time, stayed up late, overcame writer’s block and finally, you typed the last word and finished writing your book.

Now that you’ve finished writing your book, you’re anxious to know what comes next? You look up publishing firms accepting the genre of your manuscript and query them, hoping they’ll publish your book and you’re on your merry way to the life of authordom.

But, there’s no response from these publishing firms or many apologise but aren’t sure you’re the right fit for the firm and now you’re stumped. Don’t fret too much because there is another way, which is where this book comes in.

Do you really want to publish your book? Self-Publishing is the path to take and this book is filled with all the necessary information needed to get your book ready before hitting the publish button.

My Review

A Guide to Self Publishing is informative, helpful and encompassing. Its divided into 5 parts;

  • The Ways of Publishing
  • Methods of Self Publishing
  • The Publishing Process
  • Before You Self Publish
  • Worksheet

It introduces the reader to basics about publishing. Going further it details everything you need to know about self publishing. Learn how to use beta readers, edit, create author profiles, book marketing, write your manuscript, distribution, find retailers, everything and more!

This book helped me write my Synopsis and Create my Author Bio for Stab Love with Flower Stalks. I was privileged to have Lara host my Stab Love with Flower Stalks book tour. She taught me a lot about marketing self published books. And Gem, did I learn a lot!

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I’ll recommend you buy this book with 4 stars. Or gift your writer friend a copy.

Meet the Author

Lara Tommy Kareem is a huge literary enthusiast, editor, book blogger at naijabookbae.com. She is the founder of Bookish Species, a useful society for readers. Lara is a notable presence in the Nigerian book blogging & publishing industry.

Purchase!

It’s available on Amazon UK, Amazon US, Okadabooks, in Paperback within Nigeria. Visit the website for more info Gem.

Thanks for reading.

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I’ve spent the last two midnights starting and reading ‘In The Name of our Father’ after being gifted it from the first Bookish Species Event in April 2019.

Book Synopsis

Two men. One dictator. A country in turmoil. Into this mix is thrown a new novel that threatens to expose the rotten uunderbelly of ‘a man of God’ who has not only bewitched his flock but has sunk his fangs into the head of state.

In his debut novel, In The Name of Our fater, award winning journalistOlukored Yishau weaves a mesmerizing take of duty, ambition, greed, and hunger for power. It is the story of two men intent on preserving their lives but it is on a larger scale the story of a country fighting to throw off the shackles of a power mad dictator.

You’ll catch me time traveling at midnight with juice in my recycled baby food-now-juice jar and my 2nd current read.

What do you drink when you are reading? How are you combating plastic waste and recycling with your daily choice of drinks?

Kaduna Book and Arts Festival 2019: Part 1-Introduction

Welcome to September Gem!

🥁 *drumroll* 🥁

Let the countdown to the 3rd Edition of Kaduna Book and Arts Festival holding from 11th-14th September 2019 begin. You are cordially invited to enjoy a festival of arts, books, music, conversations at Yasmin El-Rufai Foundation, Kaduna.

Watch the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufia, highlight reasons why you should attend Kaduna Book and Arts Festival 2019 here.

Follow #kabafest19 on Instagram and Twitter to know more!

I am a collaborating Literary Blogger promoting #kabafest19. I’m thrilled to be part of the festival’s hype squad.

Meet Kabafest19 Guests here!

Later in the week, I’ll be sharing tips to help you attend a literary festival.

If you’d love to live through me at Kabafest19, follow me on Instagram and Twitter!

Don’t forget to save the dates!