The Writer s Guide to Self Editing

This book serves as a guide to self-editing nonfiction print and online publications, including articles for general and academic audiences.

Author: Naveed Saleh

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476671598

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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Over the years, technological advances have given publishers the ability to produce more books and online publications with greater speed. This new efficiency, however, has increased editors’ workloads, limiting the amount of detailed editorial feedback that they can provide authors. In turn, writers must become self-editors, ensuring that their text is nearly perfect on submission. This book serves as a guide to self-editing nonfiction print and online publications, including articles for general and academic audiences. It is both prescriptive and descriptive, drawing from stylebooks, dictionaries, research, and more to provide a full picture of both style and grammar. Also provided are techniques that boost search-engine optimization and engagement of Internet audiences.

Self Editing for Fiction Writers Second Edition

Each point is illustrated with examples, many drawn from the hundreds of books Browne and King have edited.

Author: Renni Browne

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062012906

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into published novels and short stories. In this completely revised and updated second edition, Renni Browne and Dave King teach you, the writer, how to apply the editing techniques they have developed to your own work. Chapters on dialogue, exposition, point of view, interior monologue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an expert editor would go through to perfect your manuscript. Each point is illustrated with examples, many drawn from the hundreds of books Browne and King have edited.

The Writer s Guide to Self Editing

Unfortunately, in the current media milieu, many writers lack this luxury. Instead, writers must become self-editors. The principles presented in this guide will help you become a successful self-editor ...

Author: Naveed Saleh

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476634043

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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Over the years, technological advances have given publishers the ability to produce more books and online publications with greater speed. This new efficiency, however, has increased editors' workloads, limiting the amount of detailed editorial feedback that they can provide authors. In turn, writers must become self-editors, ensuring that their text is nearly perfect on submission. This book serves as a guide to self-editing nonfiction print and online publications, including articles for general and academic audiences. It is both prescriptive and descriptive, drawing from stylebooks, dictionaries, research, and more to provide a full picture of both style and grammar. Also provided are techniques that boost search-engine optimization and engagement of Internet audiences.

Savvy Self Editing

Here are some quotes Barnaby Conrad, Author of Matador, Director of the Santa Barbara Writers' Conference: "An absolute must book for any beginning writer!

Author: Tony Jaymes

Publisher:

ISBN: 1418437964

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 100

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You can't sell if you're not read. Getting read means being ready with polished work. In today's tight, competitive markets, writers are expected to submit professional, finished work. Agents and editors will not read past page three if the writing has spelling, grammar or punctuation errors, or if the writing is dull, scattered or inflated. Agents and editors want focused, page-turning, reader-friendly material The Savvy Self-Editing Book is a guide for writers to develop their own editing process to suit their needs and vision. It breaks down the editing process into three stages: Content, Sentence, and Copy Editing. Its concise format gives writers concrete examples, charts, and quick and easy editing techniques that make a difference! Here are some quotes Barnaby Conrad, Author of Matador, Director of the Santa Barbara Writers' Conference: "An absolute must book for any beginning writer!" Charles Champlin, former Arts & Film Editor, Los Angeles Times, calls Savvy Self-Editing: "An amazingly compact treasury of priceless advice for any writer." "The Stunk L White of editing." Cork Milner, Author: Write From the Start, The Art of Interviewing; magazine articles for Writers Digest, Los Angeles Times, Playboy and Travel: "There is more fast information in 'Tony Jaymes' book Savvy Self-Editing, than any two-inch thick manual"

Writers Artists Guide to Self Publishing

This guide is full of practical, nuts-and-bolts information on each aspect of the DIY-publishing process, from editing and page layout, cover design and book production, publicity and selling.

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472970282

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Self-publishing is a growing area and writers need independent and reliable advice they can trust. This guide is full of practical, nuts-and-bolts information on each aspect of the DIY-publishing process, from editing and page layout, cover design and book production, publicity and selling. Each chapter is written by publishing professionals expert in supporting authors and is full of insights from successful self-published authors themselves. This guide is essential reading for any indie author who wants to go it totally alone, who wants to work with other independent professionals or who might choose to pay for self-publishing provider services. It gives the pros and cons and potential financial outlay for the various options available so writers can make informed decisions about the best approach for their own book.

The Magic of Fiction

Students and educators will also benefit, with details about the crafts of writing and editing available in a single book.Whether you intend to self-publish or submit your manuscript to agents or publishers, use The Magic of Fiction to ...

Author: Beth Hill

Publisher:

ISBN: 0997177004

Category: Fiction

Page: 606

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Writing a novel can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. No matter where you are with your writing project--beginning the first draft, rewriting the fifth draft, or editing the final draft--help is available. The Magic of Fiction is a comprehensive guide for crafting fiction. It's the perfect resource for writers planning to self-publish, authors looking for an edge for manuscript submissions, and editors looking for a handbook on craft. Students and educators will also benefit, with details about the crafts of writing and editing available in a single book.Whether you intend to self-publish or submit your manuscript to agents or publishers, use The Magic of Fiction to master the ins and outs of writing and revision, create stronger early drafts, and edit your own stories.This guide addresses all aspects of editing and writing, from the mechanics to story issues to style concerns. In it you'll find--~ A comprehensive editing checklist~ Fixes for common writing mistakes~ Specifics for punctuation in dialogue~ Tips for putting setting to work for your fiction~ Suggestions for editing for the reader~ Help for writing to genre conventions~ Tips for word choices~ A guide for editing approaches and much more.Every fiction writer should be equipped to not only write well, but to rewrite and edit. There are books designed to help you write a novel, books to help you revise, and books to help you with the nitty-gritty of punctuation and grammar. The Magic of Fiction brings all those elements together in a single easy-to-digest resource for the writer looking for an edge in today's literary marketplace.The format of The Magic of Fiction helps you focus on what you need when you need it. Chapters provide detailed discussions of topics and end with "quick lists" to help you get straight to work on your own stories.Written by freelance fiction editor Beth Hill, The Magic of Fiction will help you produce high-quality fiction that will earn attention for all the right reasons.

Self Editing for Content Writers

This is the one style guide written specifically for internet-related writing; whether you blog, post, write content or white papers, this style guide contains the tips and tricks to make your content both remarkable and correct.

Author: Elizabeth Coursen

Publisher:

ISBN: 1503312674

Category:

Page: 280

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Hey, all you content writers and editors! Be a true thought leader in your field!This is the one style guide written specifically for internet-related writing; whether you blog, post, write content or white papers, this style guide contains the tips and tricks to make your content both remarkable and correct. With internet-specific examples, an internet-specific vocabulary, and a comprehensive list of commonly misspelled and misused words, Self-Editing for Content Writers is what you need. It's all you need.

Self editing for Self publishers

A comprehensive guide to the art of self-editing, written by a professional editor. This book introduces an innovative, easy-to-follow, three-stage process for authors looking to effectively self-edit their book.

Author: Richard Bradburn

Publisher: Reen Publishing

ISBN: 183801652X

Category:

Page: 410

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A comprehensive guide to the art of self-editing, written by a professional editor. This book introduces an innovative, easy-to-follow, three-stage process for authors looking to effectively self-edit their book, be it for self-publication or if they are looking to polish their manuscript before submission to agents or traditional publishers.

The Ten Day Edit A Writer s Guide to Editing a Novel in Ten Days

It's no wonder so many writers burn out at this point in the writing process, unable to stay afloat as dozens of scrapped drafts pile up around them. Enter The Ten Day Edit.

Author: Lewis Jorstad

Publisher: Ten Day Novelist

ISBN: 1733207945

Category:

Page: 218

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You've written a novel-now to perfect it. Fortunately, it isn't as hard as you think. Through this step-by-step ten day challenge, The Ten Day Edit will help you face the overwhelm that comes with editing a novel. Along the way, it'll teach you everything you need to know to master the editing process, create a page-turning story, and build a team of readers to support you. You'll learn to: -Organize the editing process, stay focused, and maximize your time with a game plan built for your story. -Strengthen your story through advanced skills like scene and chapter structure. -Work with beta readers, critique partners, and editors to hone your skills.-Perfect your prose, opening line, and title to create a professional-level manuscript. -Bring it all together in a final novel ready to share with the world! Each day of this editing challenge comes with easy to follow prompts and intuitive goals, helping you make sense of the editing process. By the end, The Ten Day Edit will have guided you from a first draft to a finished novel! What are you waiting for?

The Tidy Guide to Self Editing Your Novel

In this guide, you'll learn how to… - Self-edit your novel with a calm, motivated mindset - Polish your story so that it shines above the competition The Tidy Guide to Self-Editing Your Novel is a quick 30-minute read that’s jam-packed ...

Author: Rachel Aukes

Publisher: Waypoint Books

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 40

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You've written a novel. Now what? The Tidy Guide to Self-Editing Your Novel brings you a no-nonsense approach to revise and polish your book. In this guide, you'll learn how to… - Self-edit your novel with a calm, motivated mindset - Polish your story so that it shines above the competition The Tidy Guide to Self-Editing Your Novel is a quick 30-minute read that’s jam-packed with information essential for writers at any stage in their careers.

Fire Up Your Fiction

"What a wonderful resource for writers at any stage of their career! I wish I had this book when I first started writing. ... I can't think of anything important that you haven't addressed succinctly and clearly. ..

Author: Jodie Renner

Publisher:

ISBN: 0993700403

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 159

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Fire up Your Fiction - An Editor's Guide to Writing Compelling Stories, has won two awards to date under its previous title, Style That Sizzles & Pacing for Power. This popular writing guide received a Silver Medal in the Florida Authors & Publishers President's Book Awards for 2013 and an Honorable Mention in the Writer's Digest Self-Published E-Book Awards for 2013. "What a wonderful resource for writers at any stage of their career! I wish I had this book when I first started writing. ... I can't think of anything important that you haven't addressed succinctly and clearly. ... This should be on the booklist for Master's Programs in Writing for Publication. ... You must be a wonderful editor to be able to write such a readable, but comprehensive book." - Judge, Writer's Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards, January 2014 Fiction writers - if you're looking to hone your style, bring your scenes to life, tighten up your writing, add tension, pick up the pace, and develop a more authentic, appealing voice, this guide to the indispensable style elements of writing a popular novel is for you. This book is chock-full of excellent tips to help you learn to write like the pros and create a compelling novel that sells. Not only that, but if you apply these tips to your manuscript, you'll save a lot of money on editing costs. Topics include: hooking readers in on your first pages, writing compelling action scenes, style blunders to avoid, showing instead of telling, streamlining cluttered sentences and paragraphs, avoiding repetitions, choosing words that nail it, varying your pacing, avoiding info dumps, smoothing out awkward structures, writing natural-sounding dialogue, expressing thoughts, showing character reactions, avoiding melodrama, finding your authentic voice, and more. "This book is packed with good advice on how to spot and fix weaknesses in your fiction writing. It summarizes the combined wisdom of the last century or so of fiction teachers into one handy volume." - Randy Ingermanson, bestselling author of Writing Fiction for Dummies "A handy checklist and self-editing guide that will get any fiction writer to a stronger, well-told tale." - James Scott Bell, bestselling author of Revision & Self-Editing, Plot & Structure, and The Art of War for Writers

Author Training Guide

Read this book to discover those concepts, which incite fear in new writers like you, and learn how to overcome them personally one by one . This book gives you courage to move on from thinking to acting.

Author: John Monyjok Maluth

Publisher:

ISBN: 1718143400

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Author Training Guide combines four different guides in one. It is a step-by-step guide on writing, self-editing, self-publishing and self-marketing, all in one package. Technology has changed a lot of things in a positive way in our modern day. Things that were impossible to do a decade ago are now easy to do with a simple mouse click. This book guides new indie authors through the whole book production process from the inception through publishing, you can do it all by yourself. Many people believe that only professors can write books. But this belief is not near to the truth, according to the modern world of technology. Read this book to discover those concepts, which incite fear in new writers like you, and learn how to overcome them personally one by one . This book gives you courage to move on from thinking to acting. You will learn how to write, self-edit, self-publish and self-market your own books in multiple formats.

The Writing Critique Group Survival Guide

With the help of this guide your writing critique group can be a helpful resource for you and your writing partners for years to come.

Author: Becky Levine

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599631677

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Trying to Finish Your Book? There's Strength in Numbers Whether you're trying to revise your novel or polish up an article to pitch to magazines, it pays to have a few sets of eyes look over your work. But, how can you be sure you're getting an unbiased and objective opinion? A writing critique group may be the answer you're looking for, and this book arms you with everything you need to find a group that suits your specific writing needs. Whether you're looking to join an existing group or start one of your own, you'll learn how to: • Find compatible critique partners • Develop your "editor's eye" and analyze writing like a professional • Construct organized and well thought-out critiques • Give and receive constructive feedback • Run efficient critique meetings and maintain a good group dynamic • Apply the feedback you receive to your own writing and make revisions Complete with worksheets, sample critiques and examples, The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide gives you tools to hone your editing skills and deepen your understanding of how to revise your own work as well as someone else's. With the help of this guide your writing critique group can be a helpful resource for you and your writing partners for years to come.

A Writer s Guide to Speculative Fiction Science Fiction and Fantasy

You can create believable science fiction and fantasy worlds Speculative fiction is an umbrella genre enveloping the ever-expanding genres of science fiction and fantasy, and best-selling science fiction and fantasy authors Crawford Kilian ...

Author: Crawford Kilian

Publisher: Self-Counsel Press

ISBN: 9781770405066

Category: Reference

Page: 168

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You can create believable science fiction and fantasy worlds Speculative fiction is an umbrella genre enveloping the ever-expanding genres of science fiction and fantasy, and best-selling science fiction and fantasy authors Crawford Kilian and Silvia Moreno-Garcia come together in this book to show writers how to craft believable worlds and plausible characters, and ultimately, how to craft good stories. Their hands-on, practical, put-the-book-down-and-start-writing advice speaks to new and emerging authors of science fiction and fantasy. They offer more than pep talks and success stories; they explain genres and how to bend and blend them, and give concrete suggestions on how to overcome the inevitable problems writers face, such as self editing, writing plausible characters, and building a plot without writing formula fiction. With a combined nearly 50 years of experience, Kilian and Moreno-Garcia save writers time, energy, and grief by showing them how to master the craft of storytelling and how to market their stories as successfully as possible. Their invaluable advice persuades readers to go beyond their, and others’, expectations of market and genre, pushing them to be better writers, and to add their own unique storytelling voices into the growing speculative fiction arena.

Mark My Words

From Lee Murray, a five-time Bram Stoker Award®-nominee, and Angela Yuriko Smith, publisher at Space and Time magazine, Mark My Words is crammed with advice to make your manuscript shine.Offering practical revision techniques ranging from ...

Author: Lee Murray

Publisher:

ISBN: 1737208326

Category:

Page:

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From Lee Murray, a five-time Bram Stoker Award®-nominee, and Angela Yuriko Smith, publisher at Space and Time magazine, Mark My Words is crammed with advice to make your manuscript shine.Offering practical revision techniques ranging from big-picture structural elements to punctuation, a revision checklist, and practice exercises, Mark My Words is the quintessential guide for authors preparing to submit their manuscripts to mentors, beta-readers, and commissioning editors. With essential tips and strategies from industry professionals including Ellen Datlow, Linda D. Addison, Kevin Wetmore, Geneve Flynn, Eric J. Guignard, Nicholas Diak, Michele Brittany, and many others. Bonus material includes an essay from an editor's perspective by Bram Stoker Award®-winner Rena Mason, an interview by Angela Yuriko Smith with author and entrepreneur Leonard Speiser, and interviews by Bram Stoker Award®-winner Eugene Johnston with Gestalt publisher Jason Stokes and NYT Bestseller Jonathan Maberry."In the future, when beginning writers ask me what they need to do to get their work to a professional, publishable level, I'll direct them to this book. It's filled with warm, witty, no-nonsense advice from two writer/editors who know what they're talking about. I wished I'd had it to guide me when I was starting out. It would've decreased my learning curve by years!" -Tim Waggoner, author of Writing in the Dark

Get published

But how do you find your way round this minefield? Get published has been written by publishing insiders to help new authors understand the way publishers think and set about publishing if they can't get a commercial publisher interested.

Author: Infinite Ideas

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 9781907755484

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 123

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It has never been easy for new authors to find a publisher but in the last few years it has become significantly harder. In 2008, the average author earned less than £7000 per annum. According to The Times approximately 200,000 books were available for sale in the UK in 2007. Of that total, 190,000 titles sold fewer than 3,500 copies. The top 5% of titles by sales volume accounted for over 60% of total book sales. No wonder publishers are careful about signing new writers. But there is good news in amongst all the doom and gloom. Right now, it has never been easier to be published. Everyone who posts something on Facebook is in effect a published author. And some blogs are read by tens of thousands of people daily, many more than might pick up a physical book by the same author. Then there's self-publishing, vanity publishing, print on demand and so on. But how do you find your way round this minefield? Get published has been written by publishing insiders to help new authors understand the way publishers think and set about publishing if they can't get a commercial publisher interested.

Say What

Here's what writing instructors say about this handy grammar book: "Good, concise and easily accessible reference books on grammar and usage is hard to find. I mean, are hard to find. This is one of them.

Author: C. S. Lakin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0986134708

Category:

Page: 288

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Finally! A grammar guide specifically designed for fiction writers! Introducing the second edition, with more than fifty new entries! WRITING CORRECTLY DOESN'T HAVE TO BE HARD Great writers write well. Grammatical errors mark a manuscript as unprofessional and the author as sloppy or an amateur. But you don't have to memorize the myriad of grammar, punctuation, and usage rules to have a well-written book. If you're a novelist or write creative nonfiction, this handy guide is essential-giving you the most common and applicable rules and tips to make your book shine-minus the pain! Inside you'll find Short, concise, and often humorous explanations of important grammar, punctuation, and word usage rules as featured on the award-winning blog Live Write Thrive. Bonus fiction-writing tips to help you tighten your prose and say what you mean in fewer, more appropriate words. Easy-to-navigate sections and a comprehensive index so you can find the answer to your grammar question right away. Whether you're a novice or experienced writer, you'll benefit from these clear and helpful explanations of grammar and usage based on The Chicago Manual of Style-the US book publishing industry's authoritative reference guide. You no longer need to search the web or thumb through a stack of grammar books to find simple answers to your grammar questions. With Say What? at your fingertips, you'll spend less time fretting over grammar and more time writing. And you'll become a better writer in the process! Here's what writing instructors say about this handy grammar book: "Good, concise and easily accessible reference books on grammar and usage is hard to find. I mean, are hard to find. This is one of them." -James Scott Bell, bestselling novelist, writing coach, and author of Revision and Self-Editing for Publication "This handy, user-friendly reference book, presented with style and humor, is a must for any writer serious about honing their craft and garnering respect for their works. An essential resource, the e-book will save you time with all its quick links to the short, snappy topics, and the print version is small enough to stay within reach beside your computer, so I highly recommend getting both. Respected editor and writer Susanne Lakin succeeds in making a dry topic interesting and meaningful! And using this book will also help you reduce your editing costs." -Jodie Renner, editor and author of Style That Sizzles "As a self-professed grammar nerd, let me just say this: The world needs more grammar nerds. Editor Lakin is doing her part to make this happen with her pithy, fun, and supremely useful guide to the everyday writing mistakes most of us don't even realize we're making. Her book is conversational and approachable enough to make for enjoyable reading. But its true value is in its 'lookupability.' This is the perfect guide to keep on your desk, next to your computer, for those moments when you're just not sure which word is right." -K. M. Weiland, author of Structuring Your Novel and Outlining Your Novel

Line by Line

The complete guide to self-editing, illustrating the most common problems with hundreds of before-and-after examples

Author: Claire Kehrwald Cook

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395393914

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

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The complete guide to self-editing, illustrating the most common problems with hundreds of before-and-after examples

How to Write a Book Or Novel

The hard work and perseverance needed to become successful becomes fun - the best way to learn anything. "How to Write a Book or Novel" is the perfect guide to have close by when you pick up the pen. - Laura

Author: Jonathan Veale

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1515074323

Category:

Page: 86

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Write And Publish Your Book In 2015 What does it takes to write and then have published that book you've been mulling over for ages? In this authoritative, 2015 edition of the guide, writer and editor, Jonathan Veale pulls no punches as he outlines the steps to take - and the things to avoid - as you plan, write and see your draft completed and published for all to read, in printed form, and or as an ebook. Although already a published author in non-fiction, when I decided to try my hand at fiction I realised some professional help would be useful. Well, this book is more than useful - it is essential and within five minutes I had discovered some invaluable tips. Jonathan holds your interest from start to finish but more importantly, he INSPIRES you! I feel certain this book has definitely increased my chances of getting published as a fiction writer by 100% - and it encouraged self- belief as well! It's a real steal . . . - Terence Watts Whether you have a thriller in your head, an autobiography, or a guide on how to give dreadful restaurants a miss, the advice here will help you see your book through from idea to bookshop. The disreputable activities of rogue publishers and shady agents are explored so that you can identify them and avoid them altogether. If you have doubts about self-help books, here's one that's different. Jonathan Veale highlights, with unerring accuracy, the multiple problems bedeviling aspiring writers and preventing them getting their work into print. He deals with every aspect of creative writing, from the first vague idea right up to actual publication. Anyone feeling blocked or discouraged should benefit from his friendly, practical and upbeat advice, crammed with helpful tips. - Liz B Ebooks and New Writers - A route well worth consideringEbooks, together with the latest print-on-demand options, allow writers with their wits about them to publish books, printed and or digital, at low cost, and sell them worldwide using Amazon and similar online platforms. A chapter describes this exciting new route for aspiring writers. It is now a marketplace that no new writer should disregard. Sales of digital books are expected to take an even greater majority share in 2015 over their printed cousins. This valuable guide offers publishing and editing suggestions to help you:* get going - many people talk a good book. This shows you how to complete and publish one* have a clear understanding of your potential market* set a budget for editorial and technical support* self-edit professionally so that your prose style shines through* prepare your book so that publishers sit up and take note when you submit your work* spot vanity publishing bandits and unscrupulous agents - the people who empty your pockets* find technical support, at trade prices, if you wish to self-publishAt last a book about writing that's funny, informative and makes you realise all is possible in the writing game. Jonathan, a professional editor and writer, guides you through from the initial idea to publication: how to prepare the manuscript, synopsis and how to save money while going about it. It's as if he's sitting alongside with a glass of wine, sharing the experience. The hard work and perseverance needed to become successful becomes fun - the best way to learn anything. "How to Write a Book or Novel" is the perfect guide to have close by when you pick up the pen. - Laura

The No Nonsense Guide to Self Publishing

The No Nonsense Guide to Self-Publishing is a guide for both seasoned and fledgling writers.

Author: Helen Bolam

Publisher:

ISBN: 1797050869

Category: Reference

Page: 98

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The No Nonsense Guide to Self-Publishing is a guide for both seasoned and fledgling writers. Discover everything you need to know about self-publishing your own books, including: writing, editing, book cover design, writing an awesome author bio, choosing the right price for your book, marketing your book. Self-publishing can be confusing, especially if you're new and just starting out. Don't be perplexed by self-publishing anymore. Helen Bolam is a full-time writer and author, whose made plenty of mistakes along the way, but in the process of publishing six books has learned some amazing secrets to selling and marketing your books. Grab your copy today!