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Rescue Me

by Jo Wright

(5 Stars – 3 Customer Reviews)

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Jo Wright’s “Rescue Me” highlights dogs’ deep capacity for affection, grief and happiness. Readers who work professionally with animals as well as those who just love them as miraculous creatures of God sharing this planet with humans will delight in reading dog trainer Jo Wright’s true stories. You will better understand and appreciate those animals that you already hold dear.

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Glorious Garlic. Enjoy. Feel Good and Live Long by Valerie Lull

Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. It takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative, affordable and impactful ways. Consider book tours! Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and more cost effective than ever!

Author Valerie Lull is taking her latest book Glorious Garlic. Enjoy. Feel Good and Live Long, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Valerie to take her book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of her own home! Keep an eye out for Valerie’s book as she will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Valerie was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Glorious Garlic. Enjoy. Feel Good and Live Long.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Glorious Garlic. Enjoy. Feel Good and Live Long. What is it about?

Valerie: The use of garlic for both health and culinary purposes.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Valerie: I am interested in anything having to do with good health and longevity.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Valerie: I self-published.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Valerie: People who are interested in good health and cooking with garlic.

OP: What is special about your book?

Valerie: It is written so that the lay person can read and benefit from it. It is NOT a scientific treatise.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

Valerie: The interesting chapter on the history of garlic use, and a chapter on garlic and sex, and the recipes.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Valerie: Yes, Ten Healthy Teas and Ten Spices for Health and Longevity

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Valerie: Yes, I’m starting a book of vegetarian recipes.

OP: Thanks for your time, Valerie! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Valerie is a Master Herbalist and writes a blog called Simple Ways to stay healthy. Valerie writes about herbs, teas, spices and nutrition. Valerie lives in Florida and writes books about health with the help of her cats, British drama and comedy, and her love of vegetarian cooking. She is currently working on a vegetarian cookbook.

For more information or to contact the author, visit http://www.valerielull.com/

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The Quest to Know

by Deborah A. Kolander

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Deborah A. Kolander’s “The Quest to Know.” is an offering of channeling sessions with responses that will permeate your being and support your own awakening. Driven to seek answers, Deborah Kolander sought a greater guidance or truth to understand the world both seen and unseen. In this book, she shares these illuminating teachings and messages.

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Strike That! (In)Famous Literary Typos and How to Avoid Making the List

There is no question: Editing is important not just for small-scale boo-boos like grammatical gaffs and questionable spelling but also for large-scale issues such as continuity irregularities and factual errors. Even little goofs can add up to a seriously bad impression, poor reader enjoyment and snarky reviews that can hurt sales.

No matter how sharp-eyed an author fancies himself/herself, flubs happen. After many hours, weeks, months (even years) of writing — not to mention the multiple rounds of revisions that inevitably follow — our brains play tricks on us. We know what we meant to type, so our minds perform a mental “autocorrect” … and the error stands unnoticed. Sometimes that same typo gets by our Aunt Sally or Grandpa Jones, who fastidiously read every word and fixed lots of errors.

But as these famous and lauded literary giants prove, even the greats have not-so-great moments. You won’t believe what typos made it into some of your favorite works:

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Yes, Mark Twain let this goof get by him when referring to a saw: “I took the bag to where it used to stand, and ripped a hole in the bottom of it with the was.”
  • An American Tragedy. Theodore Dreiser didn’t have spell check to fall back on when he wrote this classic. The “tragedy” in this case is a small but amusing typo in this sentence: “… harmoniously abandoning themselves to the rhythm of the music — like two small chips being tossed about on a rough but friendly sea.”
  • Twilight. With a writing timeline of just a few months and a rushed production schedule, the first edition of Stephenie Meyer’s fantasy bestseller went to press brimming with errors. Most consist of mixing up “though” with “through” and “whose” with “who’s.” Thankfully, young readers were either very forgiving or oblivious.
  • Webster’s New International Dictionary. Bet you didn’t expect such a fastidious publication to make the list, huh? In Webster’s first edition (1934), abbreviations and words were intermingled; for example, the abbreviation “lb” (for “pound”) could be found right after the word “lazy.” This system changed with the second edition, with abbreviations being gathered into a separate section at the back of the dictionary. A card was prepared bearing the notation “D or d, cont/ density” to indicate D and d as abbreviations for the word “density” and was supposed to go into the “abbreviations” pile. Somehow, the card ended up in the “words” pile and an editor removed the spaces. So, the “D or d” notation ended up being set as the single word “dord.” The non-word remained in the dictionary for five years until it was finally caught and removed.

As you can see, thorough editing is not optional — not for anyone. With all the competition in today’s literary market, readers have the luxury of being unforgiving about unattractive cover designs, jumbled formatting, typos and other errors that lower their perception of a book’s value. Don’t give them even a single reason to skip over you.

Since we can’t objectively edit our own work, it costs more than time to get the job done. For most authors, the wisest decision is to hire a professional editor who can view the manuscript with fresh eyes, objectivity and an encyclopedic knowledge of spelling, grammar and syntax.

The good news is that an experienced book editor doesn’t have to break the bank. Because the market for copy editing has diversified in recent years and the level of service can be tailored to an author’s needs, the costs are much lower than they used to be. Take your time, get referrals and find an editor whose expertise and personality work best for you and your project.

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