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About the author:
A. William (Bill) Benitez

I had various occupations starting at age twelve spenting summers and weekends working with my dad, a general contractor, building homes and buildings. I learned a lot from him and used the lessons to contract my first home by age nineteen.

I've operated one-person businesses for more than 30 years. Twelve years of my life were spent working for local government running federally-assisted housing programs starting as an inspector and moving to Director of Community Improvement with 78 employees when I resigned to do writing and consulting full-time.

Writing, Publishing and Consulting

My first publishing company was Rehab Notes Library and we published a monthly newsletter (Rehab Notes) with subscribers in all 50 states, Canada and England. I also did consulting and public speaking on housing related topics for agencies and organizations in cities across the country.

I wrote and published nine guidebooks on the subject of housing rehabilitation. After 1980 when most federal funding was pulled from housing activities, I took advantage of my construction and business experience and started a handyman and woodworking business.

Over Twenty-Five Years of Woodworking

For over twenty-five years, first in Tampa, Florida and then in Austin, Texas, I built hundreds of small and large cabinet and furniture projects for individuals, companies and government agencies. During these years I began writing books about my experiences and still write them today with my latest published in January of 2016.

Personal One-on-One Publishing

My company, Positive Imaging, LLC, does what I call positive publishing of my books and the books of others. I help authors to publish their books with one-on-one, personal assistance. To date I have published twenty print books in addition to the nine on housing, more than a half dozen ebooks, and presently have several books in various stages of completion.

Computer Experience

My computer experience dates back more than twenty years and began in response to poor technical support for my wife Barbara's computer. I used home study to acquire A+ and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Certifications and became the IT Manager for the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas where I just retired January 2016 after 20 years.

I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and moved to Austin, Texas in 1986, where I now live with my wife, Barbara Frances.

Self Publishing

How to Publish Your Print Book or eBook Step by Step

Authored by A William Benitez

"Self Publishing: How To Publish Your Book or eBook Step by Step" is an in-depth, comprehensive, how-to book that explains every step of a proven method to successfully self publish paperback and ebooks.

Author Patricia Fry said, "This workbook is an amazing publishing guide for any author who wants to do it all him or herself." In writing this book my main objective was to include everything you need to publish your book or ebook.

I've included detailed instructions and concise screen shots to ensure that anyone can follow the process. Every step has been tested and proven to work on many books presently on sale at Amazon, Kindle, Smashwords, and Clickbank.

Author and publishing consultant Barbara Florio Graham said, "At last, a clear an comprehensive guide through the self-publishing process, using free and/or inexpensive software." And the how-to information in "Self Publishing: How To Publish Your Book or eBook Step by Step" is based solely on my first-hand experience and includes methods for writing, editing, creating print-ready files, creating book covers, and the creation of a web site or blog to market your book.

Instead of a confusing variety of ways to publish your book, it describes a specific, detailed method that works every time to help you self publish a quality book successfully.

"Self Publishing: How To Publish Your Book or eBook Step by Step" has received many 5 star reviews and what follows is a recent one.

"There are so many "how-to" guides out there for publishing your own work, particularly since the advent of eBooks and the slow, sad decline of the print publishing industry in the world today. I work as a freelance writer that has done everything from formatting books for print, designing web pages for marketing new authors, editing and prepping eBooks for publication, and every other aspect of self-publishing you could imagine. I have always had to find my methods through searching through dozens of unreliable "experts" on various websites, but Benitez takes the best ideas and brings them together in one, easy-to-read book. He understands that it is no easy thing to publish your own work, and the invaluable advice from real authors who have struggled, failed, and eventually succeeded is reaffirming in a way that brings a bit of hope back into my career. I have relegated myself to being a freelance writer who will probably never get to the point of publishing my own work, but as this book pointed out, it is surprisingly easy if you know what pitfalls to avoid and what "must-do" things you simply cannot skip. I will be coming back to this book again and again, as it provided me with priceless wisdom on a subject that I specialize and work in every single week. I appreciate the direct, concise advice and am thrilled that I took a chance on this book!"

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Publication Date:
0984248099 / 9780984248094
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Reference / Writing Skills

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