Editing Services Blog April 2007

Apr 24, 2007, Copywriting

Good copywriting leads a reader to a specific response. Learn what makes a good copywriter and check out a great copywriting resource.

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Apr 19, 2007, Book Review Passion Saving

A book review for a self-published financial guide, Passion Saving. Reviewed by Audrey Owen, editor for self-publishing writers.

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Apr 17, 2007, Copyright permission

Copyright notice for Writer's Helper. If you want permission to quote from this site, please ask.

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Apr 16, 2007, Book Review Menus For A Month

A book review for a self-published cookbook, Menus For A Month. Review written by Audrey Owen, editor for self-publishing writers.

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Apr 11, 2007, Copy Editors

An editor outlines the work of copy editors. Learn which level of editing you need.

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Apr 9, 2007, Book Review Kirby's Ocean Friend

A review of the self-publihsed children's book, Kirby's Ocean Friend. Review written by editor Audrey Owen.

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Apr 9, 2007, 11-Year-Old Self-Publishes

Stephen Aello enjoys creating mazes. The 11-year-old from Niagara Falls has self-published a 30 page book, Super Mazes of his puzzles.

If he can do, so can you.

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Apr 8, 2007, Editor's Blog March 2007

Archive of posts for Editing Services Blog for March 2007. Items of interest for writers of e-books, tree books, and Web sites. Audrey researches so you can write.

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Apr 8, 2007, Computer Tips For Writers

These computer tips for writers are offered because or most writers, the computer has become a necessary, if not indispensible tool of their trade. Learn the basics here.

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Apr 7, 2007, Jo-Jo The Hobo Book Review

A book review for a self-published children's book, A Magical Christmas For Jo-Jo the Hobo Mouse. Review written by Audrey Owen, editor for self-publishing writers.

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Apr 6, 2007, Do You Know How To Read Like A Writer?

All writers will improve their craft by reading. But there's reading, and then there's reading.

Francine Prose, a successful fiction writer, has given all writers a short but intensive course in how to read like a writer. Along with details about how to tackle sentences and paragraphs, characters and themes, she offers examples from great -- and some lesser-known -- writers.

In case you don't know where to start, she's included a list of must read books.

I say Reading Like A Writer is one of those must reads.


Apr 6, 2007, X-Libris Announces New Full-Color Packages

PressZoom) - Philadelphia, PA, April 2, 2007 – Xlibris, the self-publishing industry leader and the pioneer of full-color, print-on-demand publishing, has unveiled a new line of full-color publishing packages.

The new range of picture book publishing services starts from as low as $499 and offers a choice of six comprehensive, full-service packages. A combination of books, publishing, editorial, marketing and distribution features are included in each of the packages to provide authors and artists with options to suit the vision they have for their book.

Full-color publishing has broadened the horizons of the self-publishing industry. It is ideal for illustrated children’s books, travel guides, cookbooks, photography books, illustrated poetry books, artist portfolios and any book that would be enhanced by the inclusion of full-color imagery.

“The potential of full-color, print-on-demand publishing is still to be completely recognized,” Angela Wood, Xlibris COO, said. “We believe that we are taking a giant step in the right direction with the introduction of our new line of Picture Book publishing services, which make quality, full-color digital printing affordable.”

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Apr 6, 2007, Books For Writers

Recommended books for writers. Reference books I wouldn't be without. Buy them for yourself or for a friend.

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Apr 5, 2007, Book Review Jade

A book review for a self-published book by a renowned gemologist, Jade. Review written by Audrey Owen, editor for self-publishing writers.

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Apr 5, 2007, Book Review Common Wildflowers of British Columbia

A book review for a self-published nature study, Common Wildflowers of British Columbia. Reviewed by Audrey Owen, editor for self-publishing writers.

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Apr 2, 2007, Writing Lowers Cholesterol

A university study found that writing lowers cholesterol, but not just any writing.

The health benefits come from writing love letters.

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Apr 2, 2007, X-Libris Celebrates

Xlibris celebrates its 10th anniversary of Self-PublishingSource: Xlibris CorporationMar 27, 2007 20:23:03 Xlibris Celebrates 10 Years of Self-Publishing Excellence - PDF Version

(PRLog.Org) – Philadelphia, PA, April 2, 2007 – April 2007 marks the 10-year anniversary when Xlibris first began helping authors realize their dreams of self-publishing their work.

In the past decade, the company has become a frontrunner in print-on-demand, digital printing. Xlibris continues to revolutionize the industry with new products and services, leading to even greater opportunities for self-published writers. To mark the event, Xlibris has launched a new line of products and services all designed to optimize the publishing experience for their authors.

“This truly is a milestone for us,” Angela Wood, Xlibris COO, said. “When the company first started 10 years ago, self-publishing had a negative connotation in the publishing world and was tantamount to some degree as vanity publishing. Print on demand technology was an expression we took great lengths to educate writers about and that technology with our processes continue to evolve in ways that keeps us apart from other providers. Now, many larger book publishers scour the shelves and the Internet for self-published books that could fit their publishing program. With content that essentially never goes out of print, our customers gain access to a larger, otherwise unavailable audience.” She also stated that the self-publishing industry has revolutionized the world of publishing and opened up a whole new array of options for writers. Wood continued, “In the span of a decade we have consistently reinvented ourselves and positively increased the value of what our customers can expect next. We are proud to be one of the pioneers of the industry, and we look forward to another promising 10 years of development and new services offerings.”


Apr 2, 2007, Never Too Old to Publish

This inspiring story should knock the writer's block right out of any writer.

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Apr 1, 2007, Book Marketing and the Book Proposal Doctor

A writer shares his experience using a book proposal doctor.

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