(To listen to the audio of this blog post, use the purple play button.) Book Reviews: If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. I’ll never be hired to write professional book reviews. I only review books I enjoy. My mantra is this: If I can’t say anything nice, I won’t say anything at all. Most published authors crave book reviews, not just for their ego, but because they believe that more book reviews will lead to more sales. Amazon.com is always advising authors to … [Read more...] about Book Reviews: If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.
(To listen to the audio of this blog post, use the purple play button.) Editing is Listening Copyright 2023 © by Jim Potter There’s editing while writing a personal draft copy of your book and there’s editing after you’ve shared your early literary work with others. I’ve limited showing my full book’s draft copy to three people: J. Alex Potter, my first reader; Gina Laiso, the book’s illustrator; and Joelle René, a writer-artist friend. But I’ve discussed the book with … [Read more...] about Publishing My Children’s Book in Six Months: Editing is Listening