It is worth every effort and dollar to achieve editing perfection. Are you still riding very nice, expensive bicycles very long distances to Kentucky was it? Joel, you made very important points that are too often unknown or ignored, but in this forum you may be preaching to the choir. Maybe your wise words should pop up on the screen every time a word processing program is turned on.
Michael N. Well said, Michael. DIY does not equal Professional. Considering the time it should take to produce a normal book, authors would be well served by treating it right with professional editing and packaging.
I would also recommend authors have a few print versions of their book produced for marketing and sales purposes. With modern print-on-demand services, you only have to pay for the design and then order as little as one copy for yourself to use promotionally. Thanks Michael and Derek for your input. Your email address will not be published. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
Learn how your comment data is processed. What to do? Spend money on two things: Editing. I still have books from my college days decades ago, but none of the music from that era will play on anything I own now. No matter how small your budget, find someone to edit your book. Cover design. Nothing will be as critical to how your book is perceived in the marketplace than the cover.
It positions the book within its genre.
As I mentioned, I knew nothing about the industry, so I wanted someone on my side, to make sure I got the best deal possible. There are more Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle books in the works. Talk to me when YOU write a book that takes your blood, sweat, tears, heart, soul, and everything within you. That means send them to your list, then publish them on your site later. She was proud of her eyes although she never allowed a sign of pride to escape her. Her new family, the Prestons and their bunkhouse crew, give her an optimistic appreciation of life as she learns there are no social boundaries in the West. He is also a regular contributor to Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine and to the international online forum Rebelle Society.
It should create excitement and interest, drawing readers in. It has to pop out in searches that return screens full of little postage-stamp sized cover images. Book cover design is a specialty and rightly so. Photo by epsos Shares. Comments Hi Joel. Never seen a cover from the designers there. Is there a way to identify them? Feiling, C. Annie S.
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