Resources

Following are some resources that have been helpful to me as an independent author. Enjoy!

In no particular order:

Promote Your Book

Publishing Platforms

Cover Art

Layout/Design

  • WriteIntoPrint (offers what looks like a decent ebook formatting service, plus other features)

Reviewers

Manuscript Critique/Beta-reading

  • I personally tried out Cat Skinner at yourbetareader.com and was pleased with the result.

Podcasts/Writing Classes

  • The Self-Publishing Roundtable (SPRT)(They also organize amazing cross-promotions!) UPDATE: Sadly, these guys have closed up shop. Anyone want to recommend another good podcast? I’ll post it here.
  • Jordan Rosenfeld’s Writing Classes

 

Recent Posts

Happy Holidays!

paranormal novel

Karen Mead’s epic urban fantasy novel was one of a number of eclectic books I edited this year!

It’s been a busy year for editing. I realize that I have copyedited or proofread at least 35 books, as well as stepping up my work for a bi-monthly local magazine, which continues. It hasn’t been a great year for my own writing, but that’s OK. Last year was. We can all use a break.

On the subject of breaks, I won’t be taking any more manuscripts till January. I hope to use the time off to clean and organize my home office, listen to scads of old voicemails, and think about the year ahead! 2020 is the Year of the Rat in Chinese astrology, not traditionally an auspicious one for me. But who knows, right?

Rates continue to be .003 per word for proofreading; .006 per word for copyediting; and my developmental-editing/copyediting combo is only .008 per word.

Edit for Indies appreciates our loyal clients and is always open to queries from new ones. I’ll end by wishing everyone a happy holiday season.

UPDATE: Good news — my Edit for Indies account on Twitter is back in business! Find the Twitter button on the bottom right-hand side of the screen to follow me @editforindies.

 

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