Article Category - "Editorial"


Independent Articles
Deb Vanesse, December 2017
Freelance Editors: Find and Cultivate Top-Notch Talent »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2017 by Deb Vanasse, Reporter, IBPA Independent magazine — Publishers must understand the nuances of editing, search for the right talent, and foster good relationships to reap the benefits of a perfect editorial fit. Within the past decade, market changes have created a healthy supply of freelance editorial talent. But in the wide-open …

Belinda Pollard, December 2017
Why Are Book Editors So Expensive? »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2017 by Belinda Pollard, Publishing Consultant — An editor and author break down the two main reasons why the cost of editing services is so high. I’m going to let you in on a secret. Book editors are expensive. And, yes, I am one of them, but I’m also a writer. Every time …

Scott Berkun, December 2017
Don’t Be Precious (with Your Ideas) »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2017 by Scott Berkun, Author/Speaker — Three magic words for people who create things are: Don’t be precious. Being precious means you’re behaving as if the idea you’re working on is the most important thing in the history of the universe. It means you’ve lost perspective and can’t see the work objectively anymore. …

Sandra Wendel, December 2017
Editing: An Example of Doing Whatever It Takes »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2017 by Sandra Wendel, Author and Editor — When prospective authors ask me what it will take to edit their manuscripts, I think back to one particular story, and I say: “Whatever it takes to get your story out of your head and into print.” Sometimes it takes a lot more than commas …

Stacey Atkinson, December 2017
Help Desk: What Can an Editor Do for You? »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2017 by Stacey D. Atkinson, Owner, Mirror Image Publishing — Hiring an editor will be one of the best investments you can make in your book. Editors are an integral part of your publishing team, and they work with the goal to help you, as an author or publisher, create a polished and …

Alvin Irby, August 2017
Barbershop Books »

PUBLISHED AUGUST 2017 by Alvin Irby, Founder and Chief Reading Inspirer, Barbershop Books – IBPA member Barbershop Books, a program that creates child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops, won the National Book Foundation’s 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize. America’s prevailing beliefs about early literacy development have inextricably linked the activity of reading to a seemingly inexhaustible …

Juli Saitz & Steve Gillen, May 2016
A Crash Course on Royalty Audits »

PUBLISHED MAY 2016 by Juli Saitz & Steve Gillen In the typical transaction between a book author and a publisher, the author grants to the publisher certain exclusive rights in a manuscript and, in exchange, gets from the publisher a right to receive a portion of the publisher’s proceeds from commercial exploitation of the rights …

Katherine Pickett , April 2016
When an Editor Is More Than an Editor »

PUBLISHED APRIL 2016 by Katherine Pickett, Owner, POP Editorial Services What do you get when you cross the editorial skills of a developmental editor with the keen sense of a marketer? An acquisitions editor, of course. Understanding the market is a crucial part of the acquisitions editor’s job. With few exceptions, the marketability of a …

Katherine Pickett, March 2016
How to Spot —and Keep— a Sharp-Eyed Freelance Editor »

PUBLISHED MARCH 2016 by Katherine Pickett, Owner, POP Editorial Services To produce a quality book, publishers of all sizes rely on the help of high-quality editorial freelancers. The types of editorial freelancers a company employs depend on the needs of the publisher, and can range from copy editors and proofreaders only to acquisitions editors, copywriters, …

Lynn Rosen, February 2016
The ABCs of Acquisitions »

PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 2016 by Lynn Rosen, IBPA Independent contributing editor In this issue of IBPA’s Roundtable, contributing editor, Lynn Rosen, asks a group of professional responsible for bringing in new content about acquisition trends and other things of interest. Deborah Balmuth, Publisher, Storey Publishing Area of Acquisitions: Practical nonfiction, with a focus on how-to topics, …

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