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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6 Enriching Writing Projects for Retirees

6 Enriching Writing Projects for Retirees

Whether it's a daily activity or something to pick up every now and then, a writing project can make a retiree’s golden years even more satisfying and enjoyable. We shine the spotlight on six enriching writing projects for retirees of any writing experience level.

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5 Top Tips for Finishing Your Book

5 Top Tips for Finishing Your Book

Completing a manuscript is one of the most exhilarating moments in a writer’s life, and getting to that moment is also one of the greatest challenges. To help make sure you cross that finish line and have a working manuscript, here are our five top tips.

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7 Tips for Surviving NaNoWriMo

7 Tips for Surviving NaNoWriMo

The challenge of National Novel Writing Month is intense, but the rewards are worth it - not only will you reach the finish line with a rough draft of your very own novel, but you'll also win all sorts of cool prizes for completing the challenge.

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How Dinosaurs Learned to Dance: An Interview with Children’s Author Judy Cook

How Dinosaurs Learned to Dance: An Interview with Children’s Author Judy Cook

When Dinosaurs Go Dancing, the award-winning children’s book written by Judy Cook, almost never happened. Due to writing fits and starts, and a stalled collaboration, there were times when it didn’t look like Judy would be able to realize her vision. But the dancer turned first-time author didn’t give up - she persevered through setbacks and doubt, and families all across North America are thankful she did. We recently chatted with Judy about writing, her publishing journey, and the confidence she gained along the way.

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Design Elements All Authors Should Know

Design Elements All Authors Should Know

Learning the basics behind the visual language of book design has a myriad of benefits for authors, including helping you communicate what you’re looking for in your cover and understanding the choices your team makes when designing it.

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How Children's Books Can Benefit Kids for Life

How Children's Books Can Benefit Kids for Life

Not just today, not just tomorrow: renowned Child & Adolescent Psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts joins us to talk about why children’s books are so important to a child’s social, psychological and emotional development.

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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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