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Hyphenation for Print Books

September 18, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Hyphenation tips and rules for self-published print books. Includes a few notes on typographic widows and orphans as well.

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Using Font Styles When Formatting for Print

May 27, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Use font styles to make formatting for print easier and faster.

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When the Emperor is Naked, Tell Him

May 14, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

When you’re in a position to tell writers that a story needs more work before it’s published, tell them. Don’t let writers strut proudly around thinking they’ve mastered storytelling techniques, the fiction elements, and grammar if they haven’t. Share your knowledge.

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First Steps in Formatting for Print

May 2, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Formatting a manuscript for a print book isn’t hard, but you’ll want to take advantage of the expertise of book designers. Start formatting by deciding on three major issues—trim, font, and margin sizes.

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Adventures in Self-Publishing—Yes, Try It

March 30, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Considering self-publishing at least one book? I can recommend the endeavor. If for no reason other than the experience, it’s worth working through the process.

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