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How to Cultivate Professional Publishing ?

29 Dec

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Book-Editing

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Authors are now often forced to hire their own editors – before even submitting their manuscripts for publication. Toronto literary agent Anne McDermid saw the landscape changing two years ago, when a publisher told her: “I cannot purchase a book (manuscript) for which I need to spend 40 hours editing. We are now advising our authors that the material they present has got to be closer to the final draft than it ever used to be.”
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Sometimes the agents themselves act as pre-editors. The biggest-growing sector in Canadian publishing (and in other countries as well) is the freelance editor. With more than 1,600 members, the freelance-dominated Editors Association of Canada is “the largest membership organization in the Canadian arts community.
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Along with booming self-publishing services that offer various levels of editing as value-added options, a cottage industry of independent contractors is quickly replacing the fabled tastemakers who once shaped literary destiny …
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Read the whole article from Globe&Mail:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/where-have-all-the-book-editors-gone/article565446/

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Posted by on December 29, 2013 in editing, Publishing, Self-Publishing

 

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2 responses to “How to Cultivate Professional Publishing ?

  1. Maria Matthews

    December 29, 2013 at 5:39 am

    The trouble as I’m discovering with editors is that it is another element to factor in when you are self publishing, today I’m not waiting for an agents answer I’m waiting for my editor to get back to me. This can be just as anxious a wait as for the rejection slip.

     
    • ebooksinternational

      December 30, 2013 at 5:47 am

      Maria,
      Editors are helping to bring the best out of your manuscript. You can learn a lot from them for your next books.
      See the positive:
      waiting for the editor is a good time to write your next books,
      writing lots of guest blogs and magazine/newspaper articles,
      to expand your author platform, to write your books’ blurb,
      to create your Amazon and Goodreads Author page,
      to join even more readers forums, to gain AT LEAST 2,000 followers on Twitter,
      Google+, Goodreads etc. and to make money out of your writing articles around your book.

      You have such a great blog, it shows you have what it takes to be a very prolific writer.
      See what you can do: https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/free-brilliant-book-marketing-to-a-million-audience/

      Maria, why not write a guest blog here on SavvyBookWriters? It will show two links in
      your bio back to your website/blog and book sales page.
      Cheers, Doris

       

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