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A Tail (ahem!) Tale of 5 Self-Published Books …

Words of warning to indie writers! (And I reblog this not just because I’m an editor myself …) Sloppy product diminishes all indies.

Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing

Recently I read 5 self-published eBooks—all good books in their own way—but 4 of these suffered from “problems” that in my estimation could have been easily rectified. As it was, these problems were enough to diminish my satisfaction in reading what should have been very good books. Without mentioning the authors’ names or their book titles (except for the perfect book!), let me explain what I mean. (I did finish reading every book I list here, but with varying degrees of satisfaction.)

The first book is one I had known about for some time and had even beta-read material in advance to help the author organize and substantively edit in preparation for publication. I read a free Kindle edition. While I thoroughly enjoyed what was written—both the subject matter and the stories told (this was non-fiction about a particular time and place in the author’s life)—I realized that the author…

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One comment on “A Tail (ahem!) Tale of 5 Self-Published Books …

  1. islandeditions
    May 14, 2016

    Thanks for reblogging, Kevin!

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