Last week I purchased The eBook Formatting & Publishing Guide by Michael Lamendola.
I came across Michael on Twitter. He’d made some mouthy comment that capured my attention so I looked at a few more of his tweets. Someone was raving about his eBook guide. I checked it out. For 99 cents, why not?
Many of the books I purchase don’t deliver—or totally overwhelm me with info, so much that I can’t comprehend. Michael’s book was right on target. When he says step-by-step guide, he’s not lying. I read the entire thing immediately, highlighting all pertinent info. Yeah, I said pertinent. You see, Michael has a lot of commentary that doesn’t have to do with his step-by-step; he has jokes, derision, profanity–some of it’s funny, I guess. I cracked a smile now and then, but alot of it was distracting. And some of it just got old. At least for me. It’s nothing the kids don’t hear on the playground, but then, I’m not a kid so I don’t like that kind of stuff. I waded through it, highlighting all the way.
In spite of the ‘filler’ Michael really does share valuable info in an easy to read, easy to understand manner. In fact, there were times I wanted to reach out and hug him because he shares info that I haven’t read in other how-to books. It’s as if he’s sitting right there at your desk with you, telling you to do this…do that, but in real-talk. Once I memorize his instructions (make my notes) I’ll see what I can do about getting my own book on Kindle. And if his instructions don’t work, I’ll let you know. Oddly, I have faith in Michael’s book; something about his tone, his friendliness, his being there at the desk with me, built trust. If you read this how-to book, you’ll know what I mean–you’ll feel it too.
At the end of the how-to, Michael includes a few chapters of his two novels. Of course, I can’t read them. Profanity is an issue with me. But he’s an interesting guy. Did I tell you he’s a cruise ship singer? This author/actor/singer has a lot going for him.
You can listen to a podcast HERE . He discusses his reading/writing history. Verrrrrry interesting.
Check out his novel Dirty Work HERE. This is the first in the Red Fox series.
and his second book in the series is:
Thrift Store Bounty Hunters HERE:
If you like hilarious, fast-paced thrillers, these books are getting great reviews. Michael Lamendola might be your next favorite author.