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Editors Are Not As Evil As You Might Think. Honest!

Even industry icons such as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe had an editor: His name was Maxwell Perkins. He’s credited with being a significant influence in the success of The Great Gatsby. “Thou shalt commit adultery.” That “commandment” was printed in a Bible in 1631. The publishers, Robert Barker and Martin Lucas, were heavily fined and lost their printing license as a result. Still referred to as the Wicked Bible, the few copies that are still in…

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Best Selling Author Pam Crooks Talks About Her Move From Traditional to Self-Publishing

” Have the best product you can make. Same goes with  traditional publishing. Learn, write, revise and then repeat. Make it your mantra.“ When did you publish your first book? Pam Crooks: My first book was released by Dorchester Publishing in 2001. That book was Wyoming Wildflower, which is still my mother’s favorite. How long did it take you to find a publisher who would work with you? Pam Crooks: Forever, it seems. But all told, it was nine years…

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A Picture Might Be Worth 1000 Words, But Sometimes It Should Just Shut Up!

Self-publishing authors are in fact, small businesses. The same advice for marketing and presentation can apply to publishers, or to people selling widgets or offering manicures. Whether it’s a book cover, or your website, or your business marketing materials, these are the first things people see in real life and online. They’re often the first impression people have of your business or your project. Unlike large publishing companies or big corporations, most small businesses cannot afford mistakes. If you are…

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