Saturday, May 15, 2010

Quick post on local resources.

Yesterday I called several local newspapers and asked if they had editors who had experience working in the book-publishing world. More specifically, do they do book editing. I was surprised to find a majority of the editors worked in this field and that some still edit manuscripts. One of the editors told me that if I publish my novel through a publishing house they usually have an editing section that will edit your work as part of the process. I am presently waiting for a call, from an editor, and will let you know if her prices are cheaper than the services I see advertised in my writing magazines. (Update, the woman has agreed to read my ms and comment on it—for free).

I also talked with several of the local libraries and asked if I could bring in a printed copy of my ms and have them check it out to beta readers with the understanding that they will fill in a questioner I will provide. The response was positive and I am busy printing copies.

I hope the above information will be of help in your publishing journey.

Now for some fun. I copied this from Nathan Bransford’s blog, enjoy.


  1. I never would have thought of asking the local library to read my MS. Nor the newspaper for an editing service.

    Excellent idea, good sir. Guess what I'll be doing first thing Monday morning? :)

  2. Hello Karol

    Thanks for your comments. Building a platform takes every idea you can think of.

  3. Hi Wendy
    Let me know what happens with your search.