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Manuscript: How Rough Is Too Rough?

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After months or even years of writing your book, you finally have a finished manuscript. Or do you? Whether you’re sending out your manuscript for publisher review or planning on self-publishing, make sure you take the time to prepare your manuscript. There are a few things you can focus on when preparing your manuscript for the publishing process.

Take your time.

Writing your book can seem like a long drawn out process, but you want your first reader, whether that is an editor, mentor, or friend, to enjoy reading it. ALWAYS have someone read your work before sending it into the world. After rereading and rewriting your work, your brain is more likely to input words that are missing from the rough draft. Don’t rush this reading and rewriting process because constructive criticism should always be a welcomed tool, whether traditional or self-publishing.

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Self Publishing 2013

President of Outskirts Press

Every January we update our “About Us” information with milestones we reached in the previous year and an update to our “Total Titles Published” chart.  Now that 2012 has come to a close and 2013 is underway, here’s our updated information about Outskirts Press:

Over ten years ago, Outskirts Press was founded as a better way for authors to write, publish, and market their books. Outskirts Press incorporated in Colorado in 2003, and through strategic partnerships, exemplary customer service, and unmatched quality, Outskirts Press quickly became the fastest-growing full-service book publishing and book marketing firm.

The years between 2004 and 2006 marked a growth rate in excess of 1,500%, an accomplishment that was recognized in July 2007 by The Denver Business Journal when Outskirts Press was honored to be the 3rd fastest-growing privately held company (in any industry) in Colorado.  By the end of 2006, Outskirts Press already had nearly…

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To Self, Publish?

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One of the greatest moments when teaching is when you see the light flare up in a student’s eyes and you know they get it.  As a life-long student myself, I feel the same way whenever I learn something new and interesting.  It doesn’t have to be my field or speciality for me to learn or get excited.  Navigating the tricky road of self publishing, getting on a dedicated writing schedule, developing a thicker skin (just in case there are those who abhor the story), and working out new ideas for the next novel, I gravitate towards those who have experience.

An article I’ve just read about self publishing is very interesting, so I’ll share the link, “Self Publishing a Book:  25 Things You Need to Know.”

 

 

 

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Posted by on January 3, 2013 in writing

 

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