Originally from frosty Winnipeg, Manitoba in central Canada, where the average low temperature in January is -7F, Marlene Zefferys, who self-published her latest novel Softly Fall the Snowbirds, knows what it’s like to want to escape to warmer climes along with thousands of other “snowbirds.” Snowbirds are people—typically retirees—from Canada and northern US states who, like their winged compatriots, prefer to winter in the south. “My husband gave me the inspiration that started this adventure with retirees in Phoenix, golfing, and the lifestyle.” She adds with a smile, “It was […]
The first step to having your manuscript edited is to understand the difference between the various editing services offered by companies. Educating yourself about copyediting, substantive editing, and proofreading is essential. Here’s why: A company recently advertised their editing services as being offered at a price that is much less than their competitors. A review of their offer quickly shows that what they call “copyediting” is what 1106 Design and most editors call “proofreading,” and an author who compares the fees quoted by this company and 1106 Design for “copyediting” […]
Have you ever wondered, “How difficult is it to publish my book?” You’re not alone, and while my impulse is to say, “Only as difficult as you choose to make it,” in truth there is no good answer. I can, however, provide you with some guidelines to help you decide if self-publishing is for you.
Beware of Those Who Say Publishing Is Easy
My best advice is to be wary of anyone who tells you that it’s easy to publish your book. Any path to self-publishing that looks too easy is […]