- 1.John Kremer on Marketing Books
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Nice. Took a look at the website and books. I don't know of Lambs in Missouri or Illinois, but if any have Tennessee connection there could be a relationship. My husband's family has been in TN for almost 200 years.
On books, I self-edit over and over. Then I give it to mom and my wife. Then I make corrections. I let thirty or so read for content ideas/corrections - not grammatical stuff - people who are interested in the material. (This is nonfiction.) I'm always amazed that the 29th person will come up with something "obvious" that nobody else mentioned.
Cherie and I do our own websites, but on the more important sites, we pay a designer we like to go over everything and make it look more professional. Usually about a $200 fee, but since we don't have a good enough eye/skill for design, it really helps in our case.
Yep, 29th person -- or your 375th read through.
I don't know of a foolproof way to proofread. I gave my latest effort to three beta readers I've worked with before (and trust) and they gave it a thumbs up. You know what? All three missed a glaring error. My heroine was being chased through underground passages. She had a gun in her pocket and didn't use it! I think I was on my 425th read through when something struck me as odd. It was an easy matter of dropping the gun on a car seat to put it right, but can you imagine if I'd published it that way?
Time, time, time.
author of historical romance [A Dead Man's Debt']
I've stopped stressing over deadlines. Don't need the hassle.
But choosing between writing and marketing is tough.
Right now trying to get the publisher of my first book in my YA fantasy series to convert it to Kindle. I've had many requests, and while I'm self publishing the rest of my series, Book 1 is in the hand of a publisher.
I started a campaign to get anyone interested in Allon Book 1 to become an e-book to click the button on the Amazon page or contact my publisher directly and request it.