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The Power of Personal Storytelling: How to Write a Memoir that Resonates
A memoir is a powerful tool for self-discovery and understanding and a way to share one’s life story with others. It is a deeply personal and often emotional journey that requires courage, vulnerability, and a willingness to be honest with oneself and one’s readers. But what makes a memoir genuinely great?
A guide to the book editing process
your heart you know that the writing is perfect. You enlist your partner, your best friend, your mom, or your dad to “proofread” it—for free. And then it’s time to hit publish!
Inspiration from the Authors I Work With
I often wonder what it is that I enjoy about publishing. It is not the sales or marketing, nor the challenges of distribution; these are logistical hurdles to be overcome. I certainly enjoy the design elements. What is not to love about creating things? What I genuinely love about publishing are the interesting people whoseContinue reading “Inspiration from the Authors I Work With”
5 Tips for Editing Your Writing
Writing a rough manuscript or draft is often a solo endeavor. However, getting that draft into a polished piece ready for public distribution is a collaborative effort. Therefore, I do not recommend being both the author and sole editor on a writing project. However, sometimes it has to be done. Here are some basic tipsContinue reading “5 Tips for Editing Your Writing”
Quality Control for Books and Content Management
Creating quality control protocols is just as important for the book publisher as it is for the factory. At the end of the day, book publishers are producing a product that will be mass manufactured on an assembly line and, hopefully, consumed by many people. The implication here is that we need to take greatContinue reading “Quality Control for Books and Content Management”
Book Submissions and Acquisitions
Here is how it is going to happen. Discipline and hard choices What does it take to be disciplined? I do a lot of high risk sports, like mountain climbing and rock climbing without ropes. I’ve also worked in high risk industries, like logging and tree trimming. Participating in these activities demands discipline. If IContinue reading “Book Submissions and Acquisitions”