It’s a crowded marketplace these days and you need a quality book to even have a chance of standing out.
In my opinion, one of the best investments to help your book become the best it can be is professional editing. In today’s show, we go through all kinds of questions that authors ask about editing.
In the introduction, I talk about the latest Author Earnings report which shows the impact of agency pricing; I mention Peter Diamandis’ post on the world in 2025 and why I’m so excited about global sales.
Plus/ you can join a free webinar on using Scrivener to write, organize and format your books with me and Joseph Michael, the Scrivener Coach. It will be on Thurs 21 May at 3pm US Eastern, 8pm London – but you can also get the recording if you register. Plus/ I mention my 2015 survey – click here to let me know what you want from the site in the next year.
This podcast episode is sponsored by 99 Designs, where you can get all kinds of designs for your author business including book covers, merchandising, branding and business cards, illustrations and artwork and much more. You can get a Powerpack upgrade which gives your project more chance of getting noticed by going to: 99Designs.com/joanna
- The different types of editing that authors need
- How do people find the right editor for their book
- How can authors edit themselves before engaging a professional?
- How does an editor assess a potential client?
- What are the most common errors for beginning authors? and also for more established authors?
- How does an author cope with the psychological pain of all that red ink?
- Does an author have to apply all the changes that an editor suggested?
- As an author and an editor, how do you separate your creative mind and your editing mind when you wrote the books?