Author Advice Blog

Author Advice, Author Rant, Author Support, Dark Side of Publishing

The truth behind the glitter … a look at the dark side of the publishing world #WritingCommunity #AmWriting #AmEditing

As an editor and book blogger, I spend all my time talking to authors. One thing that's shocked me recently is the number of conversations I've had about the dark side of the publishing world. Not just the stuff in the public eye, but what goes on for the authors on a personal level. The… Continue reading The truth behind the glitter … a look at the dark side of the publishing world #WritingCommunity #AmWriting #AmEditing

Author Advice, Case Study, Self-Publishing Author Case Study

#WritingCommunity Andrew Barrett joins me today to share why he thinks #writing is easy … or not @AndrewBarrettUK #AmWriting #CreatingPerfection #IndiePub

Andrew Barrett was one of the first authors to share his writing journey with us (you can read that here) and I'm delighted to welcome him back today to share another piece about his writing journey today. Being a Writer is Easy… Back in the fifties, long before I was born (no, much longer than… Continue reading #WritingCommunity Andrew Barrett joins me today to share why he thinks #writing is easy … or not @AndrewBarrettUK #AmWriting #CreatingPerfection #IndiePub

Author Advice, Manuscript, Publication, Publication Ready, Special Offer

Special Offer! Have your manuscript polished and formatted ready for e-book and paperback publication for just £150 ~ ends 30 April #CreatingPerfection

There’s just under a week left to take advantage of my special offer. Book my Back to Basics Proofread and E-book Formatting services together for just £150.00 saving a whopping £50! You can book and pay for this offer now and redeem it at a future date. Offer ends 30 April 2019.

Author Advice, Case Study, Publication, Self-Publishing Author Case Study

#WritingCommunity Author Sarah O’Neill joins me today to share her self-publishing journey @soneillauthor #AmWriting #AmEditing

Thank you so much for joining me, Sarah. Can you introduce yourself and tell us when your journey began? My name is Sarah O'Neill and my journey began almost ten years ago when I studied Creative Writing in college and it became more than just a hobby, it was something that I wanted to make… Continue reading #WritingCommunity Author Sarah O’Neill joins me today to share her self-publishing journey @soneillauthor #AmWriting #AmEditing

Giveaway

Today I have a super special review to share with you … It’s a little different to the norm though! #LiteraryBookGifts #WritingCommunity #Gloves #AmWriting #AmEditing

I'm sharing something a little different with you all today. Now, some of you may know that I suffer with a chronic illness called Hashimoto's Disease. It's under control and all that but two of the symptoms which have affected me for years are muscular/joint pain and an intolerance to the cold. As you can… Continue reading Today I have a super special review to share with you … It’s a little different to the norm though! #LiteraryBookGifts #WritingCommunity #Gloves #AmWriting #AmEditing

Author Advice, Editing Assistance, Grammar Assistant, Publication, Publication Ready, Punctuation

Creating Perfection has two new author services! #CreatingPerfection #WritingCommunity #AmEditing #AmWriting

Good evening all, I'm delighted to bring you two new author services this evening. First, E-book and Paperback Formatting Second, Back to Basics Do take a look and let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week, and keep writing! Emma x

Competition

And the winner is … Congratulations! #CreatingPerfection #BookOnTheBrightSidePublicity @BOTBSPublicity

The competition closed today and after careful consideration of all the entries, Sarah and I are delighted to announce the winner ... Drum roll please … LUCY MITCHELL! Well done, Lucy! Lucy has written a romcom which Sarah and I are looking forward to helping her take from the final draft to publication day. Thank… Continue reading And the winner is … Congratulations! #CreatingPerfection #BookOnTheBrightSidePublicity @BOTBSPublicity

Author Advice

#writingcommunity It’s competition time! #amwriting #amediting #writinglife @SarahHardy681 @BOTBSPublicity #Proofread #writing #competition #win #indieauthor #selfpub

Good afternoon! You may remember last year I ran a competition for one author to win my Little Tweaks Proofreading of their manuscript free of charge. Self-published author Hannah Lynn was the lucky winner, and I worked with her on the first in a new series, Peas, Carrots, and an Aston Martin is a fantastic… Continue reading #writingcommunity It’s competition time! #amwriting #amediting #writinglife @SarahHardy681 @BOTBSPublicity #Proofread #writing #competition #win #indieauthor #selfpub

Author Advice

#WritingCommunity Why typing #TheEnd isn’t actually the end for your #writing journey #authors #CreatingPerfection #amwriting #amediting

One thing I’ve noticed over the last three years working in the publishing industry is that not many authors fully understand that writing The End isn’t actually the end of their journey with that manuscript. In fact, that was probably the easy part … yes, I heard that collective gasp of, ‘Yeah, whatever, Emma …’… Continue reading #WritingCommunity Why typing #TheEnd isn’t actually the end for your #writing journey #authors #CreatingPerfection #amwriting #amediting

Author Advice, Blog Post, Book Bloggers, Book Reviews

#Authors are you struggling to find #bookbloggers to #review your book? Read on for help reaching out … #amreading #amblogging #amediting #authoradvice

Well, this is my first post of 2019 so Happy New Year!  I hope it's gotten off to a great start for you all. I've noticed over the last few weeks in some of the Facebook groups I'm in that authors are struggling to find bloggers to read and review their books. And not 'just'… Continue reading #Authors are you struggling to find #bookbloggers to #review your book? Read on for help reaching out … #amreading #amblogging #amediting #authoradvice