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Author Advice on how to have your book well edited

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Writing: Do Novice Authors Really Need an Editor?

Having your book professionally edited is one of the most recommended, yet least understood, most ambiguous, and cost-prohibitive, steps in publishing your book. If you’re new to self-publishing, how should you choose an editor? How much should indie authors pay? Do you even need an editor? Derek Murphy, drawing on his experience as the founder […]

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Cover of "Say What?" by C S Lakin

Writing: The Grammar Principle – with C S Lakin

Professional copyeditor and writing coach Susanne Lakin explains how learning the rules of grammar will improve the fortunes of self-published authors, creatively as well as financially. She makes particular reference to grammar in fiction writing, the focus of her latest book, “Say What?” Writers know they have to learn grammar. At least some grammar. Back […]

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YA Author Sarah Juckes of CompletelyNovel

How to Write an Effective Blurb for a Self-Published Book

An easy-to-follow guide to writing a cover blurb to help seal that sale to your target reader, by YA author Sarah Juckes from ALLi Partner Member CompletelyNovel. So, you’ve got a kick-ass front cover and have chosen a suitable title. Now comes the hardest part – condensing your novel into a few, short paragraphs in […]

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