Cover design by Jenni Wheeler

Cover design by Jenni Wheeler

“The first critical step in self-publishing your book is finding a great editor. Sarah’s book will pay for itself 100 times over.”

—Mark Levine, CEO of Hillcrest Media Group and author of The Fine Print of Self-Publishing

Selling books is a business, and successful businesses care about the quality of their products. Smart authors know that editing is a critical step toward the quality and professionalism the marketplace—your readersdemands.

But how do new authors go from finishing their manuscript to actually working with an editor?

The Indie Author’s Guide to Book Editing is the first of its kind to provide an in-depth look at the editing process squarely from a self-publishing perspective. It provides hands-on tips, actionable suggestions, and important resources to help you make sure your book receives the attention it deserves.

The Indie Author’s Guide to Book Editing will help you:

  • Understand the types of editing available to you, such as line, content, developmental, and copyediting
  • Strike a balance between editing conventions in traditional publishing and an indie author’s unique production schedule, budgetary constraints, and goals
  • Strengthen your manuscript, from outlining to self-editing
  • Find beta readers and help them help you by asking the right questions
  • Learn how style sheets help you keep names and terminology consistent (especially important for science fiction and fantasy!)
  • Approach a freelance editor with confidence
  • Avoid fraud by showing you questions to ask your editor that scam artists won’t be prepared for
  • Find and select an editor who works for your budget, your manuscript, and your personality
  • Understand Word’s Track Changes feature with screenshots and step-by-step instructions


Coming: March 2014