The editing of a book is as crucial to the success of a book as the cover design, back cover copy, and other design elements.
Every good writer deserves a good editor. Probably someone else, though, than the Editor Cat.
Editor Cat is not amused by your grammatical shenanigans. Get it right the first time.
For a list of book editors, proofreaders, ghostwriters, and other editorial services, check out http://www.bookmarket.com/101edit.htm.
I found the following definition of a writer in my Facebook stream.
Do you agree, or disagree, with this definition? Let me know in the comments below this post. Thanks.
Writer: A peculiar organism capable of transforming caffeine into books.
Book author Robert Ritchie was looking for help in coming up with the best title for his new book.
Here are the three choices he was considering (with the original working title being the first on the list):
Grand Return to Order: Remedy for an economy in crisis
Restoring the American Soul: Getting to the root of our economic crisis
Return to Order: How to restore our economy and country
To me, there is only one of the above that really works. I’m in love with it. If Robert doesn’t select that title, I may steal it :))
Which title do you prefer?
Here’s my choice: Restoring the American Soul.
You need to make your title memorable. That’s what I look for when I critique book titles.
When John Gray followed up his bestselling Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus with What Your Mother Couldn’t Tell You and Your Father Didn’t Know, Borders returned 50% and Ingram 70%. Why? Because the second book didn’t have nearly as memorable a title.
As Susie Russenberger of Ingram Book wholesalers noted, “The previous book had a great title, but this one was really hard for people to say.” When Gray began doing more Mars and Venus books, he again leapt to the top of the bestseller lists.
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