Thoughts on Editing for Self Published Authors

Within my writer’s group, we discuss methods of editing for self-published authors. This is a challenge for those wishing to keep costs low, but there are a few things I can offer to help in the process: Understand the different types of editing. Not all editors are the same. Learn how to edit. You must …

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How to create an index (MS Word)

I write mostly non-fiction, which doesn’t often utilize the element of an index. If you write non-fiction, however, or intend to some day, this post might help. What is an index? Non-fiction books often require the author to establish one, and old-school publishing may ask you to include an index or list of words to …

Self-published anthology

Today, I got the ‘proof’ copy of the anthology , printed at Createspace.com. It is larger than expected. I thought it would thin. I’m pretty happy with it, although it does need a few more tweaks. I realized they didn’t add page numbers. I assumed that was automatic with their process. That’s easy enough to …

Createspace- self publishing to print or electronic book

I’m finishing up all the anthology publishing for the 2013 edition, and I’m learning a lot about the process. Printed version first. I found I could’ve easily added the eBook version during the process of setting up the printed version. I did the eBook first via Kindle. I think now the two won’t be connected …