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Andrea Reed

Book designer and typesetter with 20 years of experience. Clients include John Wiley & Sons, Addison Wesley Longman, and McGraw Hill, and many books for Smithsonian Institution. Andrea is offers free book design services for books that she typesets. Book Designer and Typesetter Andrea Reed is a book designer and typesetter with 20 years of …

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Kendra Lund, PhD

Ghost writer, book doctor, copy editor, proofreader, writing coach, book designer, publishing consultant New Age – Spirituality – Memoir – Lifestyle – Architecture Kendra Lund, PhD, is a book doctor, book editor, author, writing coach, and publishing consultant. Kendra specializes in books on the spiritual end of the self-help spectrum, along with memoir writing and …

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5 Reasons (Plus One Bonus Reason) Why Every First-time Author Should Self-publish

David Cathcart

by David A. Cathcart, editor What first-time author doesn’t dream of landing a lucrative book deal with a big publisher, complete with a six-figure advance, a book tour, media spots, the works? As lovely as this sounds, the sad reality is, these days such deals are about as rare as global warming skeptics at a …

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NYC-Publisher Editing for the Self-Published Writer

by Hannah Earthman, editor Thanks to the ability to sell your book on Amazon’s virtual bookshelves, you can—with a professionally designed cover, viable reviews, and a crafty name for your indie publishing outfit—make your work appear the equal of titles from Random House and HarperCollins. With services such as Kindle Unlimited bringing self-published works increasingly …

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Editing for Sport: Q&A with John Ethier, Author

John Ethier’s new novel, a basketball thriller titled The Little Red Boat, was edited by Marie Valentine of Book Editing Associates. Here, she gets more information on his process.   Tell us about your book. The Little Red Boat is the story of two friends, Jamie and Angel, who come from a small town in northern …

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Living the Publishing Dream

Editor Marie Valentine discusses books with self-publishers in this series. Here she talks to Caroline Robinson, blogger and author of a ghost story who is navigating the publishing world on her own terms. Book Editing Associates editors frequently work with self-published authors. Writers have myriad reasons as diverse as their books for self-publishing. Caroline Robinson self-published her first book …

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Penetrating Family Mystery via Memoir

An Ordinary Tragedy Author Q&A Lori Hart Beninger’s new book explores memories, research, and interviews with family and friends to understand her brother’s life of escalating crime. This intimate memoir profiles the dynamics of an All-American Family in California and the secrets they kept from the middle 1950s to early 1980s. Editor Marie Valentine checked in with Lori …

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Blog to Book

Dream Publishing with a Self-Help, Self-Published Author In The Inner Guru: Dreams Reveal Your Future, author John Desautels expands on his experience with dreams, with unique insights provided by examples from his more than forty years of dream study. This is a followup to his first book, a memoir, The Man Who Sees Tomorrow in His Dreams. …

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Basics of Book Design, Part 1

There are many online book retailers today, including CreateSpace and Amazon Kindle, Apple iBookstore, Google, Barnes & Noble’s Nook, and Lulu. Publishing has changed in just about every way in my lifetime, but one thing remains the same: the basic rules of good book design and typesetting (also known as page layout and composition). Main …

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Book Launch Party on the Internet

Interview with Sadia Ash, author of Juniper Smoke Interviewed by Beth Bruno: freelance book editor and author of Wild Tulips BETH: Congratulations, Sadia, on the publication of your first novel. You published a romance novel in 2016 called Juniper Smoke, first as an e-book and three months later in paperback. What marketing approaches have you …

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MOBI versus EPUB: Things to Consider When Self-Publishing Your E-book

by Holly Monty Self-publishing book authors are confronted with a wealth of information about how to self-publish their books. One decision a self-publisher needs to make is whether to self-publish an e-book version and, if so, where. Kindle is a must for all self-publishers. Kindle books (in their corresponding MOBI format) are exclusively sold and …

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Rita Rosenkranz, Literary Agent par excellence

By Beth Bruno, freelance book editor Rita Rosenkranz, literary agent in New York City, represents almost exclusively adult non-fiction titles, including health, history, parenting, music, how-to, popular science, business, biography, memoir, popular reference, cooking, spirituality, sports and general interest titles. Rita works with major publishing houses, as well as regional publishers that handle niche markets. …

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Self-Publishing and the Editor

by Marie Valentine, Developmental Editor So you have written a book. Congratulations! The era of the digital reader has leveled the playing field. No longer do publishing houses hold all the cards when it comes to putting a book on the virtual shelves. Today, you can craft, print, and promote your own book or ebook …

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Self-Publishing Done Well: The Human Touch

by Holly Monty, MA MAC ELS Independent Publishing Professional  | Technical Editor APA Format Chicago Manual of Style LaTex – engineering and technical documents Self-publishing has much to offer to the adventurous and individualistic author: among its assets are greater room for artistic inspiration, improved financial control, creative marketing opportunities, and higher profit. A wealth …

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Author Interview: Clayborne Taylor, Jr., Science Fiction Series Writer

Review and interview by editor Marie Valentine From an early age, Clayborne Taylor, Jr. spent endless hours pursuing his interests in science and technology. That includes everything from hard sciences to reaching out in an effort to perceive possible technological advances in the future. Finally, electrical engineering provided the best fit to his thirst to …

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Traditional Versus Self-Publishing

Arlene Robbins Book Editing Associates We often work with writers who’ve already decided to self-publish their books. Others want to find a literary agent or royalty-paying publisher, sometimes called a “traditional” publisher. It’s an important decision, so we’d like to share a bit of what we’ve learned about both options with you. “Traditional” Publishing: Still …

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New Fiction Book Review: Prepared by Lindsay K. Mason

Prepare yourself for some morbid laughs; self-published author desired control over the product, quicker release by Marie Valentine Author Lindsay K. Mason (photo left) “Prepared,” the debut literary fiction novel from Lindsay K. Mason, features the intertwined lives of a colorful staff of morticians. If you enjoy slightly morbid human stories told with compassion and …

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Why One Author Decided to Self-Publish: Hyperbole by Ryan Parmenter

by Marie Valentine, editor In one of the best books I’ve had the pleasure of editing, Ryan Parmenter had me grinning and grimacing while reading Hyperbole, laughing through the bleakness of the comedy. In a dystopian “post-7/11” world, people swallow black boxes that reveal their deepest secrets when they die. The book reveals and revels …

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