Nonfiction Authors: What Person or Voice Should You Write In?

A nonfiction-author client of mine asked yesterday, “What voice should I write in for my self-help book?” Being an analytical guy, he spelled out four choices he was trying to choose between: Narrative: As I did this, my life improved Cooperative: As we do this, our lives will improve Direct: As you do this, your life will improve Observatory: As ... Read More

Does Your Book Need a Graphic Designer?

Authors often ask me, their book editor, if they will need a graphic designer’s help after the book is edited and before it’s ready for publication. If you are self-publishing, the answer is always yes, unless the printer you hire offers graphic design as part of the package. (The answer is no if you’re submitting your manuscript to agents or ... Read More