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Editing and editors

The Worst Country in the World

Sometimes the whole self publishing business can seem overwhelming.

Yesterday I attended an event about independent publishing organised by my ex employers, the fabulous Literary Consultancy. On the panel was Darren Laws from a small independent publisher called Caffeine Nights, a lady from a company called Inpress Books: ‘the UK’s specialist in selling books produced by independent publishers’, and the founder of Byte the Book, who ‘champion quality writing, and embrace opportunities to connect writers with readers in the digital age’. They all seemed dedicated to the business of writing rather than making money (though Byte the Book is making a profit after just a few months’ existence, presumably through their membership fee), and they all offer different and essential services to the lonely independent writer.

Talking of essential services, also on the panel was my editor, the writer Shelley Weiner, without whom my book…

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