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Want to be a Successful Indie Writer? Recent Survey Highlights the Importance of Hiring Editors and Cover Designers

BookBaby Insights for Self-Publishing Authors Stephen Spatz, president of BookBaby, a service provider for independent authors, carried out a survey in 2017 to ask over 5,000 self-published authors about what are they writing, how they publish, what services they use, what they do to market and promote their books and what they attribute their success … Continue reading Want to be a Successful Indie Writer? Recent Survey Highlights the Importance of Hiring Editors and Cover Designers

All the fun at the London Book Fair, 2017

I’m just back from attending the wonderful three-day London Book Fair for the first time (14-16th March 2017) and I wanted to share my experiences. This fair really is a fantastic opportunity to meet with publishing industry professionals from around the world who attend to negotiate rights, sales, and the distribution of books written by … Continue reading All the fun at the London Book Fair, 2017

The Frankfurt Book Fair: 5 Tips for First-Time Visitors

I decided to check out the Frankfurt Book Fair as a first timer to see what's going on in the publishing world. As this is renowned as the world's largest book fair, it was definitely worth checking out for me as an editor but as this first is vast, here are five tips I would … Continue reading The Frankfurt Book Fair: 5 Tips for First-Time Visitors

The Cost of Bad Spelling and Grammar

Typos are everywhere. It's normal but did you know they can also seriously impact your message and reputation. Even for a meticulous proofreader like me, it is difficult to see mistakes in our own work. I can easily spot a mistake in someone else's document at first glance, but delay posting my writing for fear of any … Continue reading The Cost of Bad Spelling and Grammar

To print or not to print? That is a question.

For readers, the debate between digital or book reading has raged on. Preferences swing and sway, even for me. I enjoy both equally; as long as I can actually read what I want, it doesn't matter what format it comes in for me. My main gripe with digital books is it's less easy to pass … Continue reading To print or not to print? That is a question.

I need to write more blog posts, right?

With all my busy editing and proofreading for content and book writers, I often have trouble finding the time to write myself (read: procrastinate). So, I'm currently following Nicole Dieker on Spark Notes as she has great tips to boost creative writing skills. But how can we make ourselves heard with so much content out there in … Continue reading I need to write more blog posts, right?