Many first time authors believe all their manuscript needs is a little editing, proofing and cleanup. To produce a good read, here's what they really need.
Teams make great products and deliver world class results. If you are going the current corporate or solo publishing route, likely, you don't have one.
Guy Kawasaki has advice for authors who want to self-publish. He's got some attitude too, and he's not afraid to share it.
Great agents coach their authors, and Jan Miller is no exception. Here's what she passed on to me to share with you.
Regardless of what you edit, it’s a craft that requires life long learning. You’ll get most of it through your experience, doing the work. But sometimes, a good book on editing can kickstart your creative juices and give you tools to up your game. While I’m tempted to simply point you to The Elements of Style or the AP Style Book, I know you read these (again) every few years already. After all, you are a professional! So, I combed my network to find a few books off the beaten path.
Today, I sat through several general sessions and panels at Digital Book World 2012. It was an enlightening experience for me, and several themes emerged over the course of the day.