I’m reading a novel that was published by one of the big New York publishing houses, and have discovered quite a few errors: incorrect word usage, typo, grammar, punctuation. I chuckled to myself, “You mean those big publishers are human too?”
And that’s exactly what it means. We’re all human, we all make mistakes, and that’s OK.
If you self-publish your book, only to find out that there are a few errors, it’s OK. You or your editor/formatter can make the corrections any time. That’s one of the benefits of self-publishing.
On the other hand, there are more important aspects of a book than perfect spelling, word choice, and grammar. Jeff Gerke, in the introduction to his book The Irresistible Novel, says what really matters is NOT that a book is without errors. The important thing is the story itself. Is it compelling? Does it grab you? Is the reader captivated and transported into the world of the story?
As an author, you need to free yourself from worrying about the technical elements during the writing process. Liberate yourself so you can focus on the story, the characters, the plot, the world you’re building. If you are successful with the story itself, it doesn’t matter if there are a few typos in the printed book. Because what readers are looking for is a fantastic book they can get lost in.
The novel I’m reading is really good. I can hardly wait to see what happens next. Even if there’s a mistake the editor missed.
In order to make our services even more accessible to writers, we just reduced the price of our book formatting for authors who want to self-publish their books.
It’s already true that nobody out there can match the personalized, relationship-based approach we take with our authors. One of our clients tried calling his previous formatter, and was actually told, “Don’t call on the phone. We don’t talk to our customers.” Another low-cost formatting service says on their website, “No agency contact allowed.”
We’re not like that. Along with our lowered prices, we still invite our customers to call or email whenever they need to talk or get some information.
We already offer professional book editing at a fantastic price, whether you want to self-publish or prepare your book before submitting it to a traditional publisher. All agents and publishers urge you to hire an editor before submitting your manuscript to them. We can take care of that for you. Just give us a call at (863) 274-5978. Our editor will talk with you, get a good understanding of you and your project, and tell you what the cost will be. Then compare our price with any other editor, and you’ll see for yourself what a great deal you’re getting with P&L Publishing & Literary Services.
Ladies & Gentlemen:
Paul & Linda Linzey are creating a new entity called P&L Publishing & Literary Services. Their goal is to help writers by offering outstanding formatting and editing services.
Whether you’re working on a novel, a nonfiction book, or an academic dissertation, Paul & Linda can help you put the finishing touches on your writing, so it is ready to publish.
It’s important to understand that more than 90% of all print books are published by Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), which is Amazon’s publishing firm. Since that’s where most authors are self publishing their books, that’s the platform we have chosen to format books for.
Simply stated, you send us your manuscript, and we’ll format it and upload into KDP for you. Done in about two days!
Linda was an editor for a major publisher for over five years, and then a university literature and writing professor, with a Ph.D. in British & American Literature. She also has a lot of experience in drama and oral interpretation, which lends itself to guiding and mentoring writers. She is an expert in story development, editing, writing style, and what it takes to communicate effectively. You can trust her expertise even when you’re planning to submit your book to an agent or a traditional publisher.
Paul has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. He has authored two books, dozens of freelance articles, and served as an editor for two compilations. He has been a featured speaker at several writers conferences, and is trained and certified as a mentor.
They’ve put together a staff of trained, experienced, authors and mentors who are certified and available at low cost to provide a fantastic publishing experience.