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self-publishing mistakes

Five Self-Publishing Mistakes You Need To Avoid

The first step toward success as an independent author is educating yourself about everything involved with self-publishing. It’s what your book — this project to which you’ve invested so much emotion and time — undoubtedly deserves.
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Getting — And Interpreting — A Reader’s “Thought Map” Of Your Book

Authors want to manipulate readers' thoughts — this is why we read, after all. We love getting swept away into new worlds, with new people and ideas. Getting a reader's thought map is a great way to hone this skill.
developmental editor

Things You Might Hear From A Developmental Editor

Within the domain of book editing, a developmental editor will assess content and story structure. Go to one when you want to see if your story "works."
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Is Your Manuscript Ready For Editing?

What type of editing you need and what an editor can do to improve your work depends a lot on where you are in the arc of your project. Wherever you are, a precision edit is what you want.
self-publishing process

My Self-Publishing Experience. Part 1: Placing An Order

Published author and regular BookBaby Blog contributor Scott McCormick is embarking on a new publishing effort — a self-published book. In this 10-part series, he'll chronicle the process, from initial call to the execution of the marketing plan, to give our readers insight into the self-publishing process.
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The Final Edit

Transforming your work from “draft” to “done” can be daunting, and the process can differ depending on the needs of a project. Here are some strategies to consider when reviewing your text, regardless of context, when preparing your final edit.
red pen

More Red Pen Praise

As an editor or beta reader, when you highlight the best segments of a written work with your red pen, you give the author a map of the highlights of his/her work. As the author, there's a lot you can learn from this process.

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