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Definitions of the Different Types of Editing Services for Book Manuscripts

Definitions of the Different Types of Editing Services for Book Manuscripts

There are several types of editing: Developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading. Some manuscripts go through all three levels of editing, while others go through one or two levels. At a minimum, your manuscript should go through at least two rounds of editing, which usually includes copy editing and proofreading. The more eyeballs you have […]

Tips to Prepare Your Manuscript as You Write

Tips to Prepare Your Manuscript as You Write

Once your manuscript is complete and ready for feedback and editing, you’ll want to make sure that it’s as clean and consistent as possible. Here are some tips for formatting: • Don’t use double spaces after periods. For books, we only use a single space after a period. If you’re still in the habit of […]

Build a Revenue Plan for Your Author Business: Questions to Ask Yourself

Build a Revenue Plan for Your Author Business: Questions to Ask Yourself

When getting ready to build a revenue plan for your author business, here are some questions to ask yourself: • What problems can I solve for my audience with my products and services? In other words, what are their needs and challenges? • Do I want to offer consulting or coaching services? • What would […]

Build a Revenue Plan for Your Book: Questions to Ask Yourself

Build a Revenue Plan for Your Book: Questions to Ask Yourself

These are questions you need to ask yourself when building a revenue plan for your book: • How much will my book sell for? • What are other books in my space selling for? • Who is my ideal buyer? • How will I market the book? On my website, speaking, direct mail campaigns, catalogs, […]

Questions to Consider when Defining Your Niche

Questions to Consider when Defining Your Niche

When you’re setting out to launch your book into the world, you will be faced with a lot of competition. There are millions of book titles available today, which means that book categories are jam packed with options for readers. It is imperative you find a way to make your book stand out against the […]

Pros and Cons of Traditional vs Self-Publishing

Pros and Cons of Traditional vs Self-Publishing

Not sure if you want to pursue a traditional book deal or self-publishing? Following are some details to consider. Self-Publishing Pros • Book can get to market quickly—or on your own timeline. • Full creative control of the cover art, interior design, and the contents of your entire manuscript. Self-Publishing Cons • There is still […]

Email Template for Family and Friends – Book Launch

Email Template for Family and Friends – Book Launch

When preparing to launch your book in the world, you can use all the help you can get to spread the word. Following is a simple email template you can modify to announce your new book to those you are close to and invite them to help support you. Greetings to my family and friends, […]

Author’s Ultimate Guide to Beta Readers: How They Help with Book Promotion, Ways to Build Your Reader Community, and How to Find Them

Author’s Ultimate Guide to Beta Readers: How They Help with Book Promotion, Ways to Build Your Reader Community, and How to Find Them

Beta readers are people who have access to your manuscript ahead of the book release. There are several goals for authors with beta readers: ❖ Get early feedback and even editing advice from readers. This can help ensure your manuscript is well-formed and meets the needs of your target audience. ❖ Build a group of […]

Outsource Your Book Marketing: Task List to Give to Your Virtual Assistant

Outsource Your Book Marketing: Task List to Give to Your Virtual Assistant

Book marketing can be an incredibly time consuming task, leaving most authors feeling frustrated and overwhelmed. After all, few authors have the luxury of writing and promoting books full time—most of us, even New York Times bestsellers, have day jobs, families, and life commitments. For years I’ve been recommending that authors hire a virtual assistant, […]

Ultimate Guide to Writing a Nonfiction Manuscript

Ultimate Guide to Writing a Nonfiction Manuscript

You’ve decided to write a book. Congratulations! Now what? When you’re first setting out to write a book—particularly if it’s your first book—it can be difficult to know where to begin. The idea for your book may have been burning in your mind for years, or perhaps you’ve just gotten the idea from clients or […]