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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Editing, Indexing, and Your Books

My new edition of The Frugal Book Promoter (  isn't only about promotion. That's gotta be because I consider just about everything we do with our books part of marketing, right down to the editing. And editing is part of formatting and publishing--and vice versa.  To put it more simply, writing is writing is writing. Publishing is about everything else including writing. 

Anyway, here is a tidbit from my Sharing with Writers newsletter that's obliquely related to, yep! Editing!

If you are publishing your book yourself or self-publishing books or booklets for promotion purposes (and you should be at least self-publishing for promotion!), save your indexing for the VERY last thing you do before you (as we used to say in the newspaper business) “put it to bed.” I’m frugal of time, too, and you can’t even imagine the time this will save you if you haven’t tried to do it some other way!

PS: If you'd like to receive the Sharing with Writers newsletter in your e-mail box, just let me know by sending an e-mail with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line to HoJoNews (at) 
Carolyn Howard-Johnson edits, consults. and speaks on issues of publishing. Find her The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success (How To Do It Frugally series of book for writers). Learn more about her other authors' aids at , where writers will find lists and other helps including Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips on the Resources for Writers page. She blogs on all things publishing (not just editing!) at her Sharing with Writers blog. She tweets writers' resources at . Please tweet this post to your followers. We all need a little help with editing. (-:

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