The Importance of Professional Editing, Part 1

The Importance of Professional Editing, Part 1

Editing is a journey, and one you dare not take alone. In this two-part piece, we map out three different stages of editing, plotting a route that will guide you safely to your dream destination: a published author whose book is ready to take on the literary marketplace!

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10 Lessons Learned from a Decade in Self-Publishing

10 Lessons Learned from a Decade in Self-Publishing

As we embark upon our next decade in business, we consulted a number of our team members and asked them to share with us some lessons they’ve learned while working in self-publishing.

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7 Misconceptions About Book Editing

7 Misconceptions About Book Editing

Editing is a crucial part of the publishing process. However, it’s equally as crucial that self-publishing authors recognize their role as both author and publisher when entering into editing. Our editors have noticed that before some writers are engaged in the process, they hold certain misbeliefs about the parameters and content of the relationship with an editor.

We chatted with our in-house editing professional Amy De Nat and she broke down seven misconceptions she’s encountered in book editing:

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Behind the Scenes at the FriesenPress Editing Department

Behind the Scenes at the FriesenPress Editing Department

Professional editing is arguably the single most impactful process an author experiences when publishing their book. That’s why we’re so hands-on and meticulous when matching our authors with the perfect editor for their project.

How do we do it? FriesenPress Editing & Illustrations Coordinator Amy De Nat gives you a peek behind the curtain.

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Nothing is Impossible: How Robert Adams – Navy SEAL, Doctor, and FriesenPress Author – sells books

Nothing is Impossible: How Robert Adams – Navy SEAL, Doctor, and FriesenPress Author – sells books

Robert Adams – Navy SEAL, doctor, and FriesenPress author – is always up for a new challenge. When it came time to publish Six Days of Impossible, Robert did what came naturally and dove headfirst into the world of book marketing.

With Six Days’ readership growing every month, we caught up with Robert to learn about the bookselling tips he has for other first-time authors.

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How to Unlock the Power of a Story Edit

How to Unlock the Power of a Story Edit

What’s the first thing you should do after celebrating the first draft of your manuscript? It’s not copy editing, or proofreading... 

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Beta Readers

How to Get the Most Out of Your Beta Readers

Having beta readers read your manuscript is a critical step in many an author’s publishing journey. Here are some best practices on managing your beta readers and what to expect from their feedback.

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How to Get Great Book Reviews

How to Get Great Book Reviews

As savvy writers know, getting a positive review from a respected source like Kirkus can do wonders for a book’s sales and credibility. We asked expert Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie at Kirkus Reviews, to tell us how authors can garner a great book review - and how to use it when it comes through!

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