You’ve finished writing a novel and you’re anxious to get it published. But, did you know you can refine your manuscript before it goes to your editor?
Does your book have a professional cover that is competitive with your genre? Is there a typo in the first 10 pages or a major grammar or boo-boo?
Jerry Friends, Publishing and Distribution Manager at Thompson Shore sits down with me this month to discuss book promotion for self-publishers.
Line editing and proofreading of manuscript drafts before doing an Editorial Assessment, can be a big mistake for authors.
Back in 1986 it took a lot longer to get an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) from Bowker. I remember talking to the women who issued the ISBNs from an office somewhere in New Jersey. There was an administrative fee, as I recall of about $35, and once your order was placed, eventually a large […]
A review of how copyeditors different from proofreaders, and what else indie authors need to do when they get their manuscripts back from editing before they are printed.
Last year I explained how I came to partner with Betty Sargent on the first comprehensive resource guide for indie authors. And how the book, with the help of readers, launched at #1 in several categories on Amazon. It was awesome. The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide gathered over 150 reviews online, mostly very favorable. But […]
If you’ve tried dictation, you may discover that your first draft reads differently than a typed first draft. As a result, your approach to editing may need to be different.
Producing the best book possible is the common goal of authors and editors, and in this sense their relationship is a collaboration. This is both good and bad for authors, and sometimes it’s ugly, too.
What if we told you that there are some things you can do yourself when getting ready for an edit and that by doing them, you’ll save money on editing costs?