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As a seasoned veteran in the book design and printing industry, I’ve built up a community of talented individuals. These trusted partners can be a great asset to your team!
Every author needs an editor and proofreader at some point during the process of writing their book. Investing in these services ensures your manuscript will be polished, professional, and ready for design and formatting.
These are editors, proofreaders, and indexers that I’ve hired on behalf of my clients or with whom I have a professional relationship. Find the one that suits you and your book the best.
Sheila Cameron has been helping writers share their stories since 2006. Structural editing will help you tell your story more effectively. Stylistic editing improves writing quality and maximizes readability. Copy editing ensures that your work is professional. Proofreading eliminates errors that distract and turn off readers.
JOANNA M. ENG
How do you fit writing a book into your busy life? If you have a strong story and message, a ghostwriter can help by working with you collaboratively or by doing the heavy lifting and completing the entire book writing project for you. The people who most commonly hire a ghostwriter are cultural and business leaders, industry experts, and executives. I highly recommend any one of these ghostwriters from my professional community.
Most of the authors I work with ask me to find the best printer for their project or choose the POD route (where each book is printed-on-demand after the buyer purchases it online). If you’re motivated to self-manage this aspect of publishing your book, this information is for you
Digital printing is the most cost effective for runs under 1,000 and produces very high-quality books. If you want to print over 1,000 books, it becomes cheaper to run your book as an offset job. In my experience, offset book printers also have a wider choice of interior papers. Base your decision on budget, your self-publishing goals and a marketing plan.
BAKER & TAYLORS PUBLISHER SERVICES
EDITION ONE BOOKS
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The use of icons, photographs, technical drawings or custom illustrations in non-fiction books can improve reader understanding and make your content more engaging. When stock images just won’t do, hiring an illustrator whose style suits your book is a great option. I highly recommend these illustrators who are in my professional community.
There are two categories of stock images. Royalty-free have a fixed price and can be used multiple times on anything. The downside is that other authors may end up using the same image. My suggestion is to dig deep — don’t use anything on the first 10 pages of your search result. For rights-managed images, you purchase the right to use the image for a specific purpose (front cover), for a specific circulation (5,000 copies), and for a specific geographical area (North America). Rights-managed images are pricey but if exclusivity is important to you, this could be a good solution.