Tagged: editing

Why ALL Authors Need a Professional Editor By Barb Wilson

Why ALL Authors Need a Professional Editor By Barb Wilson

You’re finished. After weeks and months of writing—adding, rephrasing, and deleting—your book is complete. Take a few minutes to congratulate yourself on your accomplishment.

You’re finished. After weeks and months of writing—adding, rephrasing, and deleting—your book is complete. Take a few minutes to congratulate yourself on your accomplishment.
Now comes the next step: finding a professional editor.
There are many reasons to hire an editor—what is the most important one?
You are an author AND a businessperson. Your writing …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 21, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of  April 21, 2016

When authors finally send their books to a printer, it means STOP. You are DONE with editing.

STOP editing
STOP re-writing
STOP adding new content
STOP deleting content
STOP tweaking
STOP

With every addition, deletion, even a minor tweak realize that you could be “pulling” your book for the printing queue. Once out of line, others move ahead. Whether your book can be squeezed in quick … or has to go to the end of the line, will be a printer’s choice. …

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Self-Published Authors Beware: Will Your Book Be Hit with an Amazon Slapdown?

Self-Published Authors Beware: Will Your Book Be Hit with an Amazon Slapdown?

Oh-Oh … Avoid the Amazon Warning and Possible Slap Down for a Crappy Book
Amazon has been the self and indie publisher’s best friend. If you’ve got a book, Amazon will be a primary portal to sell it. Amazon also sells 70 percent of eBooks. Because of the ease of getting on Amazon, there are plenty of crappy books available. In January of 2016, Amazon announced that it will slap Warning labels on poorly edited books …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips December 11

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips December 11

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If you are doing any traveling using airports … make sure you get the Mobile Pass app downloaded on the phone before setting out. Here’s a bonus—if you are abroad, …

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Please, Please … Ban Book Pollution

Please, Please … Ban Book Pollution

Several times a month, I get calls or emails from aspiring or just-ready-to-give-birth authors. Or so they think. Maybe they are ready for the book birth—but too many times, it’s a false labor, or should be. This past month, after an SOS from a book designer I work with, I literally pulled two books out of the “line” where the authors had jumped the gun and submitted theirs too soon and directly to him, bypassing …

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