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Editing FAQs: What are editing styles authors can use for their book manuscripts?

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.

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Editing FAQs: Does my book need copy editing?

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!

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Confessions of a Former Amazon.com Vine Reviewer Who Ultimately Took a Different Road

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.

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