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Lose the Book Blurb Format Blues New!

You've completed a book or story manuscript, and thoroughly checked and re-checked it, etc. Now you're ready to post your writing for sale on Amazon. You feel a cold sweat coming on because you hate that one-paragraph, unformatted book description that looks so "blah." You wrote...

Bookmapping for Plot Revision New!

In her insightful book The Magic Words, editor Cheryl B. Klein says, “A bookmap, in its simplest form, is a scene-by-scene or chapter-by-chapter outline of a novel…it allows you to see the entire plot in compact form and think through its development scene by scene.” To...

The Problems with Self-Publishing

Self-publishing is often known as the biggest advent of the publishing industry since the printing press. Traditional barriers have been removed, and because of systems like Kindle Select and Smashwords, it’s becoming more and more profitable to self-publish, rather than go through the pains of...

The Different Types of Editing 3 - Proofreading

Writing is only a quarter of what is involved in producing a successful book: editing, publishing and marketing are the other equally important three-quarters of the effort. No one person can do these four tasks as well as they need to be done as they...

The Different Types of Editing 2 - Copy Editing

Writing is only a quarter of what is involved in producing a successful book: editing, publishing and marketing are the other equally important three-quarters of the effort. No one person can do these four tasks as well as they need to be done as they...

The Different Types of Editing 1 - Developmental Editing

Writing is only a quarter of what is involved in producing a successful book: editing, publishing and marketing are the other equally important three-quarters of the effort. No one person can do these four tasks as well as they need to be done as they...

Why A Pre-Publication Marketing Plan is Important Part 2

Let’s move on to the next step in drawing up your pre-publication plan: Step Three – Draw up a budget you know you can stick to This is where most people make their mistake. If you don’t look at the bigger picture, you can’t possibly know how...

Why A Pre-Publication Marketing Plan is Important Part 1

You’ve slaved for hours, weeks, months and finally, your book is written. You’ve made it relatively unscathed through the editing process and made the decision to self-publish your book. You’ve done your research on all the options open to you, chosen a company, got the...

Still Not Convinced You Need an Editor?

If you’ve read through my first article on editing called ‘Why Should I Pay an Editor or Proofreader to Look at My Work?’, but have still decided that an editor is not an important part of the publishing process for self-publishing authors, check that your...

Why Should I Pay an Editor or Proofreader to Look at My Work?

At last! The day you’ve been working towards has finally come – you’ve finished your novel. You are both relieved and overjoyed. It may have been harder to write than you initially thought it would be, but it’s finished now and you can relax. But,...