The new version of the book (St. Martin's Griffin; $17.99) -- by Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan, and subtitled "The Complete Manual for the Do-It-Yourself Musician" -- offers a one-stop shop for those indie musicians hoping to "get heard, get noticed and get sold, too," according to a statement.
Chapters such as "Your Music," "Your Gigs" and "Your Social Web, Social and Mobile Presences" fill in the blanks for music-makers experienced and green alike. "We're now in a world where the musicians are in charge," the authors write. "The numerous middlemen who decided which musicians 'made it' and which ones didn't have fallen away."
Every print chapter has a companionsection on the authors' Indieguide.com, a website that's constantly updated with musician services, tools and resources. With all this help, we should start a band.