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Joel Friedlander, July 2015
E-Book Update Nitty-Gritty »

PUBLISHED JULY 2015 by Joel Friedlander, Book Designer Do you issue updates on your e-books—making minor corrections, additions, or deletions in the version already published, and then uploading the updated file so that anyone who purchased the book can get the new version free? There are a lot of good reasons to consider updating an …

IBPA Members, June 2014
IBPA Roundtable: The Flip Side of Failure »

  Since Publishers Said No — Submitted by Ruth Donald, Proud Horse Publishing, proudhorsepublishing@gmail.com. Like many other fiction writers who dream of having their novels published, I started out by going the traditional route. When I wrote my first Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery back in the mid-’90s, there were only three options: Query agents or …

Peter Goodman, June 2014
The Museum of Publishing Past: Examining the Hand Tools of Not-So-Long-Ago »

As a book editor of a certain age, I have license to grouse about the decline of civilization. Many things are worse today than they were when I commuted to work on the wings of a pterodactyl. Yes, electric trains are faster than dinosaurs, and word processors, email, digital scans, and computer-to-plate printing technology have …

Aaron Shepard, June 2014
Make Your Kindle Book Look the Way It Should: Preview, Proof, and Test »

If you’re publishing on Kindle, chances are you want your book to look good on it. But that may require a task not usually performed: testing your e-book thoroughly. No, it’s not always enough to check your Kindle book in Amazon’s online previewer—and even someone you pay to convert may miss a problem your readers …

Linda Nix, February 2014
The Editor’s Job in the Digital Age »

PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 2014 by Linda Nix, Founder, Golden Orb Creative — Although e-books are no longer the novelty they were only three years ago, the publishing industry is still experiencing massive disruption from the effects of the digital revolution. Considering three different aspects of today’s publishing landscape, I arrive at one conclusion: The role of …

Natalie Schwartz, November 2009
Editing Essentials »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2009 by Natalie Schwartz — When I walk into my den, I immediately notice the sweatshirt slung over the chair, the magazines sprawled on the coffee table, the errant socks on the floor. My beloved husband and children, who created the disorder, fail to notice it. But I feel compelled to eliminate the …

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