Self-Publishing and Formatting Quick Tips

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One of the biggest challenges to Indies is getting a professionally published looking book when up against the costs of editing, proofreading, formatting and cover designs. If you can afford these services then foregoing them is not a good idea, but when you really can’t afford them they can mean the death of some really great literature. There are a couple of things that can help though.

Editing or Proofreading Swopsies

Rather than simply asking for Beta readers, offer to swop proofreading services. Writers have a different kind of eyeball when reading. I’ve just finished a Joanna Trollope book, professionally published by one of the big houses, professionally edited and put together, but so far I’ve found a couple of typos and instances of poorly strung together sentences. As far as the cover design is concerned, if it wasn’t for the fact that I was specifically looking for and wanting…

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3 thoughts on “Self-Publishing and Formatting Quick Tips

    davidprosser said:
    March 31, 2017 at 9:43 am

    xxx Humongous Hugs Jo xxx

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    Russell J. Fellows said:
    March 31, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Really great tips here. Very useful.

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    Peter Wells aka Countingducks said:
    April 1, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Funnily enough my books were published by a small but traditional publishing house and the first one was beset by negative comments about the editing and the cover by people who, I think, presumed I had self-published it. I knew very little about books or publishing then but now am certainly “A wiser and a sadder man” on the subject !

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