On the door to my office, I’ve posted my favorite BookBaby ad. It’s
getting a little ragged around the edges because it has been up there for
a while. But the message is just as valid as the day it was printed.
In fact, here’s a picture of it.
There are very few universal truisms in the business of
publishing, but recommending that authors take the time–and money–to pay
for good editing is one of them. Because let’s face it, "Having my
book professionally edited was the worst investment I could have made on
my bestseller," said no author ever. It’s why we created our own
premium editing service for BookBaby authors. You can read all about
While it’s no substitution for a good line or copy editing session,
self-editing can help improve your writing and make your editor’s job
that much easier. Bestselling author Jerry Jenkins contributed a post to
the BookBaby blog on the subject. See what he
has to say here.
Before you go, here’s an interesting story about the world’s largest
floating bookstore! Since it set sail in 2004, the Logos Hope has
distributed more than 3 million books and had more than 2.5 million
visitors onboard. Learn more
While you don’t
actually need money to write, there are plenty of endeavors related to
your writing career that require capital. Thankfully, there are ways
you can make money with or for your writing exploits. Read