Get A Book Doctor
It’s hard enough to get a publisher or agent to even look at your manuscript. If you are lucky enough to get a second glance, it better be in the best form possible. And if you decide to self-publish, you will avoid an embarrassing realization such as mine…
After ePublishing my first novella—and feeling very confident because hey, coerced family members had read it and proofed it for me—there couldn’t be any errors—still. A former student of mine opted to buy it and read it. Very kind of him. After completing it, he wrote me back: I really enjoyed it!! Great surprise ending. I’d love to help proof your manuscript for book 2 whenever you need someone.
I had been his teacher! Not English teacher, thank goodness, but still. Do you feel my pain? I removed my ePub novella from distributors and sent it to a Book Doctor. There were numerous errors and revisions that she very graciously pointed out and taught me how to correct and never once did she say, You idiot. Which she had every right to say.
Self-publishing without a Book Doctor is like owning a car wash with no water. Or having an elaborate restaurant with no food. Great place to be, but not getting the job done.