telling a story within a story. When one character tells a story
to another or relays extended events, your reader may lose interest
if it goes on too long.
Instead, segue into a flashback to present the story in real
self-published authors need the services of a professional editor
all published books are judged by commercial publishing standards.
Don't expect your reader to cut you any slack because you self-
published. Regardless of how slick and professional your self-published
book may look, it will be judged inferior if it doesn't meet commercial
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SELF-PUBLISH OR NOT?
itself is easy. It's selling self-published books that
can be a major headache!
candidate for a self-published book is a non-fiction effort on
a subject of which its author has considerable experience and
can sell books out of a box at speaking engagements. Other logical
candidates include books that are not intended to have broad appeal,
such as family histories or those targeted at relatively small
elect to self-publish, you're encouraged to shop around. The big
guys aren't always your best bet. Many smaller publishers, even
some located in Canada, offer excellent service at affordable
Keep this important point in mind: When you self-publish, the
publisher makes money from you, whereas when you're commercially
published, the publisher profits only from the sale of your books.
There's a huge difference.
report for self-publishing clients who use my editorial services.
For details, see my companion site.
you're a fiction writer, learn what it takes to sell to major
publishers. You can learn writing skills from college professors,
but to learn the strategy of getting published, consider my workshop
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OF IN-HOUSE EDITORIAL
OF PRINT-ON-DEMAND PUBLISHERS!
There's a potential conflict of interest involved. These editors
may not be completely honest with you because they want to publish
your book (at your expense, of course). They have a tendency to
sugar-coat their comments and encourage you to publish your book
prematurely, before it is truly ready. I routinely hear from disappointed
authors whose works were praised by in-house P.O.D. editors, but
proved embarrassing when subsequently reviewed by independent
sources following publication, and of course then it's too late.
you decide to go to the expense of self-publication, make your
book the very best it can be by obtaining the services of an independent
also advise you to take your time and get it right; otherwise,
you might embarrass yourself. I've been approached by many clients
who have put themselves on a self-imposed deadline. Always allow
plenty of time for a thorough rewrite following a manuscript edit.
Rushing the process will almost always prove harmful in the long
tool to help you develop a career as a professional writer is
my book, The Prose Professional: