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So You've Written a Book, Now What?

  So You’ve Written a Book, Now What? New authors mistakenly think the hardest part of writing a book is the creation and completion of the manuscript.   The manuscript is only the first step of a long journey.   Here are 10 additional steps to consider when getting ready to publish your book.   Start a Critique Group – Many authors fail to get feedback from their family, friends or peers on their advanced copy.   Plot holes, character development, typos, punctuation, flow of the manuscript and other suggestions are all key pieces of feedback to consider as you finish your book.   Even getting feedback on the cover is vital.   Sadly, many people judge a book by its cover. Hire an Editor – Your critique group may not be able to tell you exactly what they feel about your book because they do not want to hurt your feelings and they are not your editors per se.   Hiring a professional editor is critical.   I read a self-help book written by someone who said all you need to do is hir