Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Book Review
by Patricia Fry –

The Naked Author, Exposing the Myths of Publishing The Naked Author
By Katherine “Kat” Smith
TomKat Productions (2003)
ISBN 978-0-9715024-4-4
212 Pages–$14.95

Anyone who has been involved in publishing for any length of time knows how important a good cover is to the success of his or her book. Here’s a book that provides an excellent example. This cover will get your attention!

The second thing that impresses me about this book is the volume of resources offered throughout. Yes, she mentions SPAWN under publishing organizations. (Thank you, Kat.) Nearly half of this book focuses on resources such as agents, distributors and such. She even tells you how to contact the program directors for Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly and 20/20. She lists over 50 book reviewers and includes nearly 40 pages of contacts for events for authors—book festivals and so forth.

To read the full review of The Naked Author, Exposing the Myths of Publishing, go to SPAWNews