Another secret to success as an author

17 minutes

•  New writers find it takes more than a turn of phrase

•  “It’s one thing that writers should learn early on”

(Total Recorded Time is 17:00)

New authors might be tempted to try self-publishing after getting ignored by traditional book publishers.

Is that they way to go and what pitfalls are there if that road is taken?

One self-published author who says she is seeing success is Angela Orams of Los Angeles, who writes children’s books.

In Bizgnus Interviews, she talks about the challenges of self-publishing.

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Ms. Orams newest book, “Sneaky Sophie and the Token Fairy,” is part of a wider plan to have readers weave the lessons of the story into everyday life.  It also opens new revenue streams.

The book comes in a kit with a variety of tokens, some designed to be given to children after losing a tooth, others have messages of encouragement that can be given as a surprise or a reward for doing good deeds.

But there’s another critical element that makes for a successful book, she says: editing.

“Anything that anyone does involving writing requires editing,” Ms. Orams says.  She says she uses a professional editor after she has self-edited several times.

Editing is a continuous process, she says. “It’s one thing that writers should learn early on.”

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