A while ago, we posed some questions about the qualities that we believe a writer must have if they are to succeed at self-publishing. These are largely questions of character and dispostion, qualities an indie author needs to have…
How do you choose the right copyeditor for your book? And which kind of editor do you need anyway? ALLi member, indie author and ace copyeditor herself, CS Lakin, points the way.
Getting a personal recommendation of an editor from a trusted author friend is usually the best way to go. But even in those instances, you may find one author’s choice in an editor may not be your best choice.
Personality comes into play, and sometimes the fit just isn’t right. Sometimes an author needs a lot of communication and handholding, and some editors are all business, so see how the editor responds to your query and questions.
You should be able to tell by her personality and responsiveness to you if it feels like a good fit. An editor that doesn’t
John Potter writes: In this time of emergent digital publishing, writers have never been more empowered to write the kind of books they want to write. There is an audience for everyone. But are we doing ourselves and our readers an…
You’ve found your way to the very first post by the Alliance of Independent Authors, here on our brand new self-publishing advice blog.
A lot of people ask us why are so many authors going indie and self-publishing these days? The short answer is: because we can.
Self-publication served only a tiny number of writers before digital technology enabled print-on-demand and the direct distribution of ebooks. This technology simultaneously does four things that are very good for writers.
- It gives us a global readership, instead of confining us to specific territories.
- Our books are continually