The Self-Publishing Tools of Trade Every Author Must Know written by Lama Jabr is a comprehensive collection of helpful suggestions and tools every author would benefit from knowing. Jabr shares her experience and expertise by extensively and cohesively covering topics on all levels of writing including the use of hashtags in marketing, finding names for your characters, defining the requirements of a good editor as well as finding and how to use of beta readers. The list goes on providing writers with the necessary tools and steps to be successful.
For each stage of your writing, she provides guidance and a common sense approach that most authors don’t focus on in the beginning. This includes plagiarism checker sites, “checking and preventing any forms of plagiarism linked to your text.” Too often, books are downloaded and given away free thus robbing the author of income as well as recognition for their work.
When selecting an editor, there are many steps each author should take but frequently don’t. Jabr outlines the need to check references, have a contract, communicate regularly, and pricing! She also cautions that selecting your editor should not be solely based on price – you get what you pay for!
Her advice is solid and shared in an easy to read style. The Self-Publishing Tools of Trade Every Author Must Know is written in a style that makes the information quick to find and provides up-to-date information and websites to best help writers on their endeavors.
Along with a dictionary and a thesaurus, this book is a must have for all writers. Jabr skillfully lays out the steps and provides information to access the tools to be a successful author all in one place!
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