The use and typesetting of hyphens, en dashes, and em dashes
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.