Why It’s More Important Than Ever to Master Your Craft

I could be wrong, but I believe we’re moving into an era in which high quality, intensive pre-publication editing is going to be harder and harder to come by. While many publishers are still doing a tremendous job in this area, others have cut their editorial staffs and are spending less time and money on editorial. On top of that, many of you will be going the indie publishing route, in one way or another, within the next few years. The amount of editing you can get for your work will be limited by what you can afford or are willing to pay.

All of this adds up to more books getting into readers’ hands without benefit of the level of tender loving care that used to be considered normal.

Why does it matter?

Find out and read the entire post by clicking through to the Books & Such blog.

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  • http://www.twitter.com/josephjoebaran Joseph Baran

    One’s reputation is as good as their writing. And no one wants to be taken lightly.

  • http://mkempher.com MaryAnn

    Air Force sergeant turned romance writer.

  • http://bellalentuky.com Bellakentuky

    Minnesota to Argentina. Alone to Love

  • Nancy Petralia

    Almost caught up. Now a hurricane!

  • Walt Socha

    Recovering engineer writes to find reality

  • http://www.creativejuicer.wordpress.com Emily Wenstrom

    That’s really too bad–that’s one of the biggest reasons I’d stick with a traditional publisher in the digital age, when self-publishing is on the rise. I guess I’d still benefit from a publisher’s platform? Of course, if they’re not publishing quality anymore, that’s probably not an association I’d even want.

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