What are copy editing styles for books? Dmitri Barvinok explains that publishing houses follow a wide variety of editing styles and authors should discuss this issue prior to copy editing. Our editors need to establish a set of ground rules to make sure they’re on the same page with the author and each other, sharing the goal of a smooth reading experience for the book’s potential audience.
Is your book protected? In this column, Susan Stitt answers some of the most common questions authors raise, including: Why do I need copyright protection? How do I apply for a copyright? How long is my work protected under U.S. copyright? How much does it cost? And, how long does it take?
Editor David Crumm writes about the power in the community that surrounds a good book. We take seriously these principles in talking with authors about book proposals. It’s true: “Great books welcome readers into worlds they hope to see.”
The answer is: Yes! That is, if you don’t want to wake up as the author of a brand-new book full of embarrassing errors. Our director of production Dmitri Barvinok writes, this week, about the many reasons you’ll sleep sounder and wake up refreshed as an author—if you’ve got talented copy editors on your side!
One of the hottest topics in the Amazon.com empire, this month, is the mysterious world of Amazon Vine. The New York Times published an extensive report on the “elite” Vine Voices who receive whole truckloads of free merchandise in exchange for pumping reviews into Amazon. Our Editor David Crumm tells the true story of how he was invited into this strange kingdom—and returned to tell the tale.