Nothing is easy for first time authors.

Too much advise is bad.

I never realized how much work was involved in getting a book ready for publishing. While many people have become an overnight success with their first book the self publishing route, and the odd one topped the best seller list. First time writers read those inspirational stories and believe there is a magic shortcut, just purchase a tutorial to guide you through:  writing, editing, formatting, publishing and marketing your book. Like thousands of first time writers I bought into the dream of becoming an author the self publishing route, and quickly found that tutorials do not cover a fraction of what you need to know. I used self editing tutorials to guide me through several stages of editing, but the knowledge of a good editor was missing in the finished book. The difference between success and failure, is a story you and the editor have polished to perfection. Although most tutorials are packed with advice, you still require an editor who understands every facet of the art of writing that particular genera, and an insight into the author.        

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