There are different kinds of editors. There are those that work for publishing houses and shepherd books through the process (if you get selected by them). Then there are those that actually work with authors to improve their books. I am one of the latter and would love to work with you on your next/current book.
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Earlier this year it became clear that Harper Lee had extensively revised To Kill a Mockingbird on the advice of her editor. That made us wonder: How much do editors shape the books we read?
Source: What Exactly Does An Editor Do? The Role Has Changed Over Time : NPR
Before we leave 2016 behind altogether, here is the always popular list of the Top Writing Posts on my site this year. Make sure you didn’t miss anything!
Source: Learn to Write: Top Writing Posts of 2015 – Helping Writers Become Authors
Some amazing information on Amazon searches and the URLs that we share for our books with our friends and family.
Also, a really terrific video about halfway down about how Amazon decides which of your reviews to remove and why.
Source: Amazon Search URL Anatomy: ISBN, Ref, and Keywords
You’ve just completed NaNoWriMo and have a messy first draft to show for it. Now what?
Source: NaNoWriMo Hangover: 8 Steps to Recovery | LitReactor
If you finished National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with a complete 50K word draft, congratulations! Last year, only 18% of people who started NaNoWrimo finished, so getting this far is a huge…
Source: Self-Publishing Your NaNoWriMo Book? Don’t Miss These Steps!
It seems that recent reports of the demise of ebook sales as compared to print books was not only wrong, it was very wrong.
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Metaphors about textual dark matter or a “Shadow” ebook industry actually fail to capture the dramatic nature of what is happening. Perhaps it would be better..
Source: On The Dark Matter Of The Publishing Industry | TechCrunch