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Meh. I'll keep looking.
August 12, 2017
I love the idea of this book. Just write the damn book. Jettison the excuses, the guilt, the distractions.
In fact, it offers plenty of pithy quotes and inspirational passages. But, did the book fulfill the promise of its back cover? The back cover promises, "We're going to dive in from that first step of writing a book through to the last step of publishing it." And, "But it is a series of the un-Google-able steps which if actually taken, will end up with you finally having that damn book in your hands."
Technically, yes, the author did cover material from ranging the gamut from starting to publishing. But, the content was anemic. I literally read it from cover to cover in less than 3 hours and I'm not a speed reader. I enjoyed the book--I like the author's voice. There just wasn't much meat. It certainly didn't deliver on its back cover promises.
Most "chapters" are little more than blog posts, written in the online writing style of one line paragraphs and sub-headings spilling every from the page. There is no table of contents and no index.
I haven't read the author's blog (my mistake) but I would be surprised if the content was not largely repurposed from somewhere online. I have no problem with repurposing content from a blog but it should be refined and restructured into book form. Regardless, the book reads like a blog. But, books are not blogs with a binding.