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BookLab with Peter F Smith (The Self Publishing Show, episode 258)




Proofreading Perfection

Proofreading is not about being clever or confined to the talents of the well educated; it’s about taking a pride in your work and caring about the end product. Proofreading traditionally means reading a proof copy of a text in order to detect and correct any errors.

Self Publishing & Formatting Basics For the Beginner

Self publishing & formatting is at the core of the process for the author who wants to get her or his message into the world. There are a number of different programs a self publishing author can use to format their book. Some use difficult “desktop” publishing software and some use much easier and familiar software.

Self-Publishing Books – What Are You Getting Yourself Into?

A lot of writers are considering self-publishing as an alternative to submitting their manuscript to publishing companies. If you are planning to self-publish your work, be sure that you know what you are getting involved with.

How Do I Publish My Novel and Fulfill My Dream?

All authors finish writing and dream that someone will publish my novel. Here’s some advice on how to get into print.

The Book Publishing Process and How to Submit Your Manuscript

Have you ever wandered into a book store and looked at all the books wondering how they go there? Maybe you are an up and coming author who sees those books on the shelves and you want to know how to get your book right there along side them.

Self-Publishing a Children’s Book

It should be important to parents to find healthy, wholesome, and educational reading material for their children. As a first grade school teacher, I kept these thoughts in mind and decided to self-publish a children’s book. This article is about the ups and downs of self-publishing. Mostly downs.

Submitting Your Writing – Following Basic Directions

Failure to follow simple instructions can result in authors and their books being dismissed. If authors want others to read and appreciate their books, first they need to follow submission guidelines set by publishers, agents, and reviewers.

Getting a Book Published – What Helps Your Chances?

If you are hopeful of getting a book published then it’s important to give your novel every chance of being read by publishers and agents. So how do you do it?

How to Get a Book Published – Ways to Get Into Print

If you’ve slaved over a novel and want to get it into print, you will soon need discover how to get a book published. Many authors make basic mistakes that hinder their chances – don’t be one.

Getting Your Novel Published – Some Things to Help

If you have hopes of getting your novel published then there are lots of things you can do to improve your chances of getting into print. Here are some things to do and some things to avoid.

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