THINK BEFORE YOU ACCEPT THAT BOOK OFFER

I received some nice compliments last week from a publisher who liked my book.  He offered me a deal.  I turned him down.

What, you turned him down? You’ve been wanting this book in print for a long time. How in the world could you pass an offer from an actual publisher when all you had to do was pay for their editing services?

Actually, their editing service was a big reason why I passed on his offer. Not because $400 (apx.) is not a good price for a thorough professional editing job, but because, based on the sample, the editing job would not be thorough or, in my opinion, professional. In fact, the edit was not even done by a human.  It was automated, like a sophisticated spell check, and pretty much limited to copy editing.

I wanted to shout the news from a mountain top, but that won’t happen. Though tempting, I recognized that this particular publisher was just not a good fit for me.

I’ve decided that it would be better to wait.

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Thank you Boho Hobo!

I have not written in my blog for over two months. I was discouraged with the lack of activity on my site, so I lost enthusiasm.  But fortunately, I was wrong. Last week, I was shocked to see that several people had not only viewed my blog, but had subscribed to my blog.  My special thanks to Boho Hobo for feedback and for subscribing to my blog.  You gave me a very needed boost to keep writing.

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