S11E6 – Edit: Why Editing is Essential for the Business of Publishing

There are all kinds of four-letter words people consider to be bad. In writing, those four-letter words aren’t the traditional ones most people think about when they hear the phrase. The four-letter words of writing are the difficult topics to consider, write about, or simply just to do. None of the words are bad, but can be frightening for new authors or authors unfamiliar with certain topics. They are all something that needs to be addressed, at least, and decisions made on how to use them to the author’s advantage. Through June, this podcast will be breaking down those difficult words, such as edit, time, LGBT, and best.

Self-published books have long had a bad name. It was first seen as the route taken by those whose books no publisher wanted. With the advent of sites like Amazon, it soon became an easy route for thousands of aspiring authors to get their stories out there without going through the hassle of traditional publishing. However, that also meant many of those authors skipped the editing phase. Too many go from first draft directly to eBook. This is a huge problem and has driven many people away from wanting to read any self-published works. This episode is designed to talk about why all authors should take the time to edit.

First aired June 18, 2020.

About the Author
I'm an editor and cover designer for AspenHouse Publishing. I am also a host for AspenHouse's poscast, Writing Roots.

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