Editing Tips for Busy Writers

When readers are browsing for a new book, they’re going to be drawn to a great book cover and a catchy title. They’ll read the blurb on the back cover, but before actually taking the plunge and hitting the BUY button, most readers will skim the first few pages of a book that interests them… And if these pages are riddled with errors, the consumer is off to the next title.

In order to be taken seriously, self-published books must be professionally edited.

Often authors are so anxious to get their books in print that they skip this crucial step. Others feel their book is fine because their mother or their next-door neighbor checked it over… But take a look at Amazon reviews, and you’ll find that the biggest turnoff to a reader is a poorly edited book filled with silly mistakes and serious flaws — problems that an editor would never let slip through the cracks. If the reader is preoccupied with incorrect punctuation, word choice, and grammar, they won’t be able to focus on what your book is trying to say.

Most importantly, no matter how thrilling your thriller or educational your how-to, if your book is unedited (or edited by your former first-grade teacher), you will very likely be perceived as an amateur.

Many authors feel confident in their own editing abilities and believe their book is fine without a fresh pair of eyes to review it. They might run a spellcheck, check for typos, and call it good. But a professional editor does so much more than check for spelling.

What can an editor do for you?

A good editor keeps the rules of the English language in mind but also preserves the writer’s unique voice. Each writer is different, and sometimes their style overrides mandates handed down by the grammar police. A good editor will recognize and nurture individual style.

Copyeditors focus on a book line by line, looking for spelling and grammatical problems, consistency, clarity, word choice, sentence structure, verb tense, dialogue, and other issues of style. They also look at the big picture and flag general problem areas in plot, character, point of view, and overall flow.

Did your main character’s name change halfway through your book? An editor will catch it. They’ll also catch embarrassing errors like anachronisms (a smartphone in 1932?) or plot problems (how can your heroine be in two places at one time?). Does the book switch back and forth from past to present tense? Is it filled with long, confusing sentences and page-long paragraphs? An editor will fix these problems.

It’s difficult to edit your own work, as just about any author will tell you. Whether you’re a bestselling author or a brand-new writer with your first book, having an objective professional review work that is so close to your heart is a crucial step. And the readers you’re hoping to attract will be more willing to hit that BUY button if they’re not distracted by poor presentation and awkward sentence structure!

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Resolutions for 2016 That Every Published Author Should Make

We’re halfway through the month… Are you still on track with your New Year’s Resolutions? Don’t let the momentum of your resolve slow down! Here are some goals specifically tailored to the self-published author:

  1. Make yourself accessible. If you don’t already provide readers, media contacts, and others several ways to contact you, get cracking on it. The easier you can be reached by important movers and shakers, the better your chances of moving forward as a successful author.
  2. Go digital. Take your title to the e-book market and resolve to get a piece of that profitable pie. E-books make up about 20% of the book buying market!
  3. Make a video. A Book Video Trailer belongs on every author’s list of resolutions. It’s an instant and visually stunning way to let readers and booksellers know what your book is all about and why they should buy it.
  4. Research. Resolve to spend this year researching your genre, honing your craft, learning about the publishing industry, and familiarizing yourself with book trends and marketing tips.
  5. Keep a journal. If you’re serious about writing, keeping a journal can help you create new ideas, expand on other ideas, or simply inspire you to keep going. (A notepad by the bed is also a good idea for those middle-of-the-night flashes of brilliance!)
  6. Sign away. Resolve to set up book signings at your local bookstores. Independent stores are your best bet, but reach out to specific locations of the big chains as well. Even if your title is not on their shelves, they may let you sign and discuss your book to draw in customers.
  7. Keep it fresh. Plan to update and refresh your Amazon listing periodically throughout the year. This keeps search engines interested as they scan your new content, and it could get you bumped up in the search engine listings.
  8. Go Hollywood. Want to take your book marketing to a new level in 2016? Outskirts Press has relationships with Hollywood insiders that can help you get your book to the silver screen.
  9. Go on tour. You can personally visit book fairs around your region — or even around the world. Or you can consider sending your book on a Virtual Book Tour. With this option, you and/or your book can make “appearances” on blogs and social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube — while you stay in the comfort of your own home!
  10. Be a mentor. Most writers have benefitted from the wisdom and advice of other writers. As a published author, why not help a newbie out as they negotiate the writing and publishing process?
  11. Retool. When sales stagnate, play around with pricing, marketing strategy, even the book itself if necessary. Sometimes a little tweak like a discount or a re-release with bonus material can make a world of difference.
  12. Get reviewed. Submit your book to book review sites. Resolve to submit once or twice a month, or whatever schedule you can manage.
  13. Polish your proofreading. This year, resolve to make your writing as expert as possible. If you’re having trouble, consider hiring a professional editor to clean up the typos, misspellings, and grammatical errors in your writing.
  14. Promote yourself. You’re taking all the right marketing steps for your book, but don’t forget to market yourself. Resolve to position yourself frequently as an author — it’s part of your identity!
  15. Join a writer’s group. If you’re serious about becoming a successful author, it’s crucial to continually work on your craft. A writer’s group not only provides support; you can get tips and feedback and like-minded writers who can help promote your work.
  16. Book it. Set up a schedule for contacting local and regional bookstores about carrying your book. Be sure to stock up on author copies so you’ll always have one on hand to provide to interested book sellers.
  17. Take some time for YOU. A healthy, well-rested writer is a more successful writer!

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Resolutions for 2016 That Every Aspiring Author Should Make

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We’re halfway through the month… Are you still on track with your New Year’s Resolutions? Don’t let the momentum of your resolve slow down! Here are some goals specifically tailored to writers who want to become published authors:

  1. Remember why you became a writer. Sure, there will be times when you don’t feel like writing or you’re frustrated with what you’ve written. Remind yourself why you feel passionate about writing and resolve to reach your writing goals in 2016.
  2. Use tools. There are tons of apps that can help you make and keep your writing resolutions. We like WriteOMeter, which lets you set up goals, timelines, and writing prompts.
  3. Make yourself accountable. Whether you’re stalled out halfway through your book or still in the planning stages, let people know you plan to finish your book this year. They’ll help hold you accountable when your own motivation is flagging.
  4. Polish your proofreading. This year, resolve to work on the basics and make your writing as expert as possible. If you’re having trouble, we can help! Check out our services here and hire a professional editor to clean up the typos, misspellings, and grammatical errors in your writing.
  5. Promote yourself. You may not be a published author YET…but it’s never too early to define yourself as a writer. Resolve to position yourself frequently as an aspiring author — it’s part of your identity!
  6. Join a writer’s group. If you’re serious about becoming a successful author, it’s crucial to continually work on your craft. A writer’s group not only provides support; you can get tips and feedback from like-minded writers who can help promote your work.
  7. Business cards. Get a jump on marketing your book and have professional business cards printed. Use them to self-promote as you progress through your writing.
  8. Make yourself accessible. Make sure there are plenty of ways for people to reach out to you —  phone, snail mail, email, social media, etc. This will prove vital, even long before your book is finished.
  9. Find your platform. If you don’t already have a writer “identity” on social media, get going on that. This should be separate from your regular social media pages. It’s a great space for you to poll potential readers, gauge interest in your project, and create a buzz, even before it’s published.
  10. Research your market. Resolve to learn all you can about your chosen genre. Now, while you’re still developing your project, is the perfect time to find out what’s big and what’s burgeoning on the book market so your work will be timely when it’s finally done.
  11. Go NaNo. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a writing challenge that takes place throughout the month of November each year. The contest challenges writers to produce 50,000 words in 30 days, and many a novel has come to fruition because of NaNoWriMo. Sign-ups start in October, so resolve to get on board this year.
  12. Enter contests. Short story contests, essay contests, poetry contests —  they all validate us as writers. Resolve to enter a competition several times a year to keep you writing and maybe even win some money!
  13. Be open to advice. If you’re unsure of your path, Outskirts Press has a staff of experienced book gurus who can advise you on how to proceed. Even if you’re not done writing, an assistant may be able to offer you advice or services that you didn’t know were available to you —  assistance that could get your book to market much sooner and with much greater success.
  14. Go “ghost” hunting. If you’ve come to the conclusion that a book is too big of a project for you, resolve to get help. A ghostwriter can write everything from small edits to entire passages and chapters to a full book from scratch.
  15. Back up often. Don’t lose valuable data that could set you back. Resolve to back up important files to a cloud service or external hard drive so you’ll never lose data —  and you’ll sleep better at night.
  16. Be a mentor. Most writers have benefitted from the wisdom and advice of other writers. Why not help share what you’ve learned about the writing and/or publishing process with someone else?
  17. Take some time for YOU. A healthy, well-rested writer is a more successful writer!

The New Year is the perfect time to either start that writing project or finish it — and get it published! Not sure where to start? Let Outskirts Press help!

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James C. Maddox grew up in Florida, where he still lives today. He retired after 27 years at a high-tech plant for the Department of Energy. At almost the same time, Jim completed another 27-year career with the Florida National Guard. He began as a private and worked his way up to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Jim’s love of the outdoors and wildlife knowledge is expressed in his other books, Lake Pan and The Dream.

In the highly anticipated sequel to Lake Pan, Jim and the gang are called upon to help when a rancher down in south Florida reports a problem: Something is eating the rancher’s herd of prizewinning experimental Brahma cattle. As the new director of the South Regional Fish and Game office, Anna Mae Jones knows that the rancher’s problem has landed squarely in her lap as he claims the marauding animal, whatever it is, is coming from her jurisdiction-the Everglades National Park. Anna sends one of her top park rangers to investigate the rancher’s losses, but he returns with disturbing news. The mysterious animal is big and unidentifiable, at least to Sgt. Wayne Shucks, who asks his new boss for help. Anna immediately thinks of the group of fishermen who helped further her career earlier at a lake called Pan. The men are ex-service members of the United States Armed Forces, and with their military skills and vast knowledge of the region’s fish, animals, and swamplands, Jim and his gang are perfectly suited for this assignment. If only Anna can drag them away from their bass fishing on Lake Pan.

– James C. Maddox, author of Bowfin

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In a  Writing Consultation with one of our professional writers, you have a one-on-one brainstorming session to address the writing issues that have slowed your progress…or ground it to a halt. Our consultants are experienced writers with a thorough knowledge of grammar, composition, and other writing building blocks. You’ll also receive valuable advice and a plan of action for moving forward.

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  • Get help moving to the next step in writing

Afterward, your writing consultant will provide a follow-up summary of your meeting, along with constructive information you can use to overcome personal writing obstacles and regain your forward momentum.

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The Importance of Editing for Self-Publishing Authors

When readers are browsing for a new book, they’re going to be drawn to a great book cover and a catchy title. They’ll read the blurb on the back cover, but before actually taking the plunge and hitting the BUY button, most readers will skim the first few pages of a book that interests them… And if these pages are riddled with errors, the consumer is off to the next book. In order to be taken seriously, self-published books must be professionally edited.

Often self-publishing authors are so anxious to get their books in print that they skip this crucial step. Others feel their book is fine because their mother or their next-door neighbor checked it over… But take a look at Amazon reviews, and you’ll find that the biggest turnoff to a reader is a poorly edited book filled with silly mistakes and serious flaws — problems that an editor would never let slip through the cracks. If the reader is preoccupied with incorrect punctuation, word choice, and grammar, they won’t be able to focus on what your book is trying to say.

Most importantly, no matter how thrilling your thriller or educational your how-to, if your book is unedited (or edited by your former first-grade teacher), you will very likely be perceived as an amateur. Many authors feel confident in their own editing abilities and believe their book is fine without a fresh pair of eyes to review it. They might run a spellcheck, check for typos, and call it good. But a professional editor does so much more than check for spelling.

What can an editor do for you?

  • A good editor keeps the rules of the English language in mind but also preserves the writer’s unique voice. Each writer is different, and sometimes their style overrides mandates handed down by the grammar police. A good editor will recognize and nurture individual style.
  • Copyeditors focus on a book line by line, looking for spelling and grammatical problems, consistency, clarity, word choice, sentence structure, verb tense, dialogue, and other issues of style. They also look at the big picture and flag general problem areas in plot, character, point of view, and overall flow.
  • Did your main character’s name change halfway through your book? An editor will catch it. They’ll also catch embarrassing errors like anachronisms (a smartphone in 1932?) or plot problems (how can your heroine be in two places at one time?). Does the book switch back and forth from past to present tense? Is it filled with long, confusing sentences and page-long paragraphs? An editor will fix these problems.

It’s difficult to edit your own work, as just about any author will tell you. Whether you’re a bestselling author or a brand-new writer with your first book, having an objective professional review work that is so close to your heart is a crucial step. And the readers you’re hoping to attract will be more willing to hit that BUY button if they’re not distracted by poor presentation and awkward sentence structure!

Are you ready to edit and publish that book?

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Peter Prichard has spent the last thirty-eight years helping thousands of individuals reach their goals. He has written dozens of articles and several book chapters on how to do that. He began his career by providing career guidance to college students, and he has been particularly interested in assisting young adults and those who want to drive positive change in their particular organizations, their community, and the world. As an acknowledgment of those efforts, he received the Youth Advocate Award from the town in New Jersey.

Dawn Mortenson moved to Fair Shore, Connecticut and within 24 hours of her arrival at Fair Shore High she realized that the town condoned the sexual assault of young girls. She alienated most of the population of the town after her confrontation with the All American football hero found him in the hospital. The ensuing battle landed many friends and foes in jail, the hospital or an early grave. Dawn uses music, the media, a team of young and old allies and a combination of personal courage and mental toughness to change the town’s attitude toward the sexual abuse of young people forever, although at a huge personal cost.
– Peter Prichard, author of Dawn of Hope

Ways a Virtual Book Tour Can Promote Your Book

Gone are the days when a writer must pound the pavement, toting hardcopies of their book and media kits from one book reviewer to another, one bookstore or news outlet to the next in order to get exposure.

Things have changed when it comes to book marketing. As a published author, you would be wise to tune into the changing methods by which news outlets and bookstores are getting information and exploit these changes in your marketing efforts. This is where a Virtual Book Tour can help.

A Virtual Book Tour can give you an edge in gaining visibility for your book when physical distance, time and budget constraints don’t allow for an actual physical tour. When you can’t travel from place to place, a Virtual Book Tour ensures you and your book are still making “appearances” on the blogosphere and social networking sites &mdash appearances that live online and in search engines forever (much longer than any in-person event lasts).

Here are the top 6 reasons to hold your own virtual book tour:

  • Spread word quickly over a wide range of venues and sites
  • Make multiple “appearances” on the blogosphere and social media
  • Capture attention and set your tone instantly
  • Have your message available forever on the blogosphere
  • Reach new audiences with little to no effort
  • Open the door to follow-up book reviews and interviews

If you’re too busy to put together your own virtual book tour or aren’t quite sure how you would begin, the Virtual Book Tour option from Outskirts Press can help you.

With the Virtual Book Tour through Outskirts Press, you receive the following:

  • Outskirts Press announces your Virtual Book Tour to the blogosphere
  • You receive every inquiry in response to the announcement about your book
  • Virtual Book Tour Packet, which includes all of the materials you need to follow-up with the bloggers quickly and easily in order to schedule your “appearance” on their blog, website, or social network
  • In most cases your appearance may include a book review and/or an author interview
  • Spotlight Appearance on the Outskirts Press blog, which receives its own announcements on Twitter and Facebook

Don’t wait to promote your self-published book!

3 Ways Investing in an Editor Pays for Itself

A professional editor is your last, best hurdle before sending your book off to publish. While it may seem an optional service, there are compelling reasons why you may not want to think of it as “optional” – not when your reputation and product quality are at stake.

It’s humbling to submit a highly personal work to someone we imagine gleefully buying red ink by the barrel. However, in this case, red ink is your best friend. Here are three ways your investment in a professional editor will pay for itself:

  1. An editor is your best beta-tester. Your book is your product, and there’s no better way to “test” your product before it goes to market than with a professional editor – more than one editor, if it’s feasible. A test run of how your product might perform in the marketplace more than pays for itself, allowing you to tweak your writing and marketing to reach the right readers and keep them hooked once you do. In a perfect world, every publishing author would have the luxury of both an editor and a team of beta readers, but if you have to choose, hire a pro.
  2. Editors help you get your point across. You know what you mean to say – but will readers understand the ideas you’re trying to get across? There’s no way to know until you get someone “outside your head” to view your work from the perspective of a potential reader. This is one of the main missions of the editing process, and one that ensures that your words have the intended effect on the intended target audience so you can resonate with readers – and sell more books!
  3. Editors see “invisible” problems. By the time a book is close to finished and nearly ready for publication, most publishing authors have gone through it with a fine-toothed comb, often multiple times. But no matter how thoroughly and how often you review your own work, even the most conscientious authors can become blind to errors in their own prose. Even a couple of minor errors in your book can destroy your credibility and hurt your sales, making the services of a professional editor well worth a modest investment.

Remember, editors are, like you, avid readers and writers with the added advantage of having expertise in their field. Use that expertise to your advantage to get the most polished product possible. You’ll never regret it.

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Reach Out, Get Read: Increase Your Visibility with Amazon Kindle EBook Submission

Increase your book’s visibility — and your sales potential — by making your book available on Amazon’s Kindle ebook reading devices. More formats on Amazon means more exposure on Amazon, and the Kindle is heavily promoted by Amazon.

The revolutionary Amazon Kindle has been allowing millions of proud readers to instantly download books and newspapers in recent years. It’s changed the publishing landscape in many interesting ways, and embracing its strengths has helped many self-publishing authors realize their dreams of success in the industry.

Only books that have been submitted to the Amazon Kindle via the required process and in the required format are available for Kindle readers to purchase and enjoy. Kindle editions of books appear on Amazon and in Amazon search listings just like any other format (such as a hardback edition). Outskirts Press has helped thousands of authors just like you to navigate this relatively new territory.

Why make your paperback/hardback available on Amazon Kindle? There are several important advantages:

1. The Amazon Kindle edition will appear in search engine results listings, along with any other formats of your book (such as your paperback and/or hardback editions). This means additional exposure for your book cover, which increases the chances of readers clicking on your cover image and making that vital next step toward buying your book.

2. You keep ALL the profits from your sales. Just as with our paperback and hardback books, we pay 100% author profits. Your profit will be directly deposited into your checking account by Amazon, without any involvement by (or fee to) Outskirts Press.

3. Kindle ebooks increase your odds of selling your paperback or hardback. A Kindle sale is an inexpensive way to offer your book to readers; if they like it, they are more likely to purchase the paperback or hardback edition, too.

Order the Amazon Kindle edition by simply adding it to your Outskirts Press shopping cart. Our Marketing Department will contact you via email to obtain the information necessary to submit your book to Amazon — then we take care of the rest.

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Top 10 Amazon Kindle Books from Outskirts Press Authors

Have you resolved to publish in 2015? Have you included ebooks among your list of New Year’s self-publishing resolutions? If not, you might want to reconsider. The Outskirts Press 2014 list of Top 10 Amazon Kindle Books shows just how impactful the decision to take a paperback into the electronic format can be. Each of these successful authors has achieved greater success by diversifying their formats than they ever could in paperback alone.

From historical accounts to coming-of-age fictions, ebooks from Outskirts Press authors are making a splash on Amazon. No longer a haven solely for consumers of fiction, ereaders are becoming a popular reading format for a variety of genres: thrillers and crime drama, romance, biographies and autobiographies, self-help, Christian life and even reference and text books. Our eclectic Top 10 list not only illustrates the broad interests of the ebook-buying public; it also demonstrate the breadth of diversity of modern independent authors, particularly those publishing with Outskirts Press.

These popular works from Outskirts Press authors range from biographical works to American history to coming-of-age fiction to non-fiction to poetry – and pretty much everything in between. Here, in alphabetical order, are the Top 10 bestselling Kindle book authors from Outskirts Press:

Aces Back to Back

Aces Back to Back: The History of the Grateful Dead (1965 – 2013) – by Scott W. Allen

The Astrology of Success

The Astrology of Success: A Guide to Illuminate Your Inborn Gifts for Achieving Career Success and Life Fulfillment – by Jan Spiller

The Book of Barkley

The Book of Barkley: Love and Life Through the Eyes of a Labrador Retriever – by L.B.Johnson

In the Jungle...

In the Jungle… Camping with the Enemy – by W. James Seymour

Jell-O and Jackie O

Jell-O and Jackie O – by T.D. Arkenberg

Letters, To The Men I Have Loved

Letters, to the Men I Have Loved – by Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol

Living In The House Your Lies Built

Living in the House Your Lies Built – by Sarah M. Young

Old Man on a Bicycle

Old Man on a Bicycle: A Ride Across America and How to Realize a More Enjoyable Old Age – by Don Petterson

The Neurotic's Guide to Avoiding Enlightenment

The Neurotic’s Guide to Avoiding Enlightenment: How the Left-Brain Plays Unending Games of Self-Improvement – by Chris Niebauer, Ph.D.

The Tiger FACs

The Tiger FACs: A Dance with the Devil, the Forward Air Controllers that History Forgot – by Don Bell and the Tiger FACs

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