I like to read books and I like to buy books. The problem is my purchasing proclivities exceed my reading realities. This results in piles of unread books. Though I’ll eventually read many, I’ll never touch some, wondering why I bought them. Some books fall into the category of “it seemed like a good idea.” Others had a great concept, cover, or title but the insides failed to deliver. Still others were poorly produced or sloppily written. Then there are those with a strong opening chapter but little more.
I don’t know which category it falls into, but 2014 Guide to Self-Publishing remains in my pile of unread books. I’ve even opened it a few times, flipped through pages, and scanned snippets, but I’ve not read a single sentence.
I hoped I might pick up some new ideas and insights; I planned to write a review of it for you. But alas, after six months of delays, the best I can share is my non-review.
I can’t tell you whether or not to read 2014 Guide to Self-Publishing. All I can say is that I didn’t. And after this long, I doubt I ever will.
Owning a book means nothing if we don’t read it.
Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD, is an author, blogger, and publisher with over 30 years of writing and publishing experience. Check out his book The Successful Author for insider tips and insights.