How to edit your own work


Some great advice and tips for editing your own book before publication.

With Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing), Amazon have made it possible for any writer to upload and sell their books on the kindle, with no cost to the author, and have made it extremely simple for writers to upload their work.

Self Publishing – Editing your own work


The Great Editor Search Begins!


AE Jones goes in search of an editor. Here she discusses how she drew up a shortlist:

AE Jones

So it’s time to talk about editors and how the ‘H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks’ I am going to find a good one. Last week I decided what types of edits I need. This is important because when you start your research on editors you will find out rather quickly what they do and do not edit.

I’ve gathered a list of names from various boards, loops, recommendations etc. And it is a rather large one. So it’s time to jump in and skinny down the list right? Hold on a minute, my followers.  First you need to establish a set of criteria. How can you skinny down a list if you have no idea what you are looking for in the first place? (rhetorical question alert)

listsThe first criteria is that the editor has to have a website. For me (and you might think differently), this is a make it or break it item on my checklist. Here is…

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5 Top Editing Mistakes Made By Self-Publishing Authors


All self-publishing authors dream of success for their book. However, the difference between success and failure is a fine line. Attention to detail is key.

Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency (SBPRA), an independent publishing company, has now revealed the top editing mistakes self-publishers make that can sabotage their book’s success.

Bottom line: self-publishers be aware.

via PRWeb