Indie Writer Companion: Making Your Self-Published Book Better

Jade C. Jamison
Free sample

“My first thought when I finished reading was ‘Where the hell was this book when I jumped into self-publishing?’ I love the no-nonsense style that pulls no punches and keeps you interested. If you are thinking about self-publishing (or even going the traditional route) you should read this book before you hit publish.” – L.A. Remenicky, author of SAVING CASSIE

Throughout her life, Amazon Bestselling author Jade C. Jamison has worn many hats. One of the most noteworthy is her ongoing gig as a college instructor (focused mostly on writing—both academic and creative writing classes) which, paired with her career as a successful indie author, gives her the delusion that she is qualified to help other indie/self-publishing (and aspiring) authors become the best writers they can be.

Jamison loves that indie publishing has opened the door to literally thousands of would-be authors, allowing them to share their creations with the world. In a realm that was previously shut off to a good many writers unless they could get their works through all the gatekeepers, most writers languished in obscurity or indulged in expensive self-publishing ventures and still failed to be read widely.

Electronic publishing has changed all that, has, in fact, changed the face of publishing as we once knew it, revolutionizing reading almost as much as Gutenberg’s press hundreds of years ago. The publishing process today is democratic, in that anyone with a little know-how can make his book available to the world—and readers, not publishers, decide whose book will be the next bestseller. But, says Jamison, with great freedom comes even greater responsibility. In the traditional publishing world that still exists today, authors have editors scouring their manuscripts, offering corrections and forcing edits, most of which are designed to make the work better in some way, creating tighter writing and better pacing, making the manuscript error free, and other beneficial changes that happen to a book undergoing the traditional experience. Some indie writers follow their cue and take the effort to invest in their work by hiring an editor and continually improving their writing, yet there are literally hundreds (perhaps thousands or millions!) of indie books available today that, in the author’s opinion, aren’t publication ready.

Jamison taught creative writing and composition classes for years. The underlying premise of this book is that every single story deserves to be told and read but writers should (and likely do) want their books to be the best they can be. This book delves into common indie publishing mistakes—errors that should be viewed as no-nos—and how to fix them. Jamison’s experience in the classroom with hundreds of student writers, as well as the years she has been involved in both indie and traditional publishing arenas, has given her a unique vantage point, and she wants to share her observations—as well as teach a few tips and tricks—with others in the writing world. 
Read more
Collapse

About the author

For years, Jade C. Jamison tried really hard to write what she thought was more "literary" fiction, but she found herself compelled to write what you read by her today--sometimes gritty, raw, realistic stories and other times humorous, light tales--but most of the stories she writes revolve around relationships and characters finding their way through life. While she doesn't confine herself to just one genre, nor is there a nice neat label for what she writes, most of her work could be called erotic romance. Her main writing passions include rock star romance, romantic comedy, and romantic suspense.

She lives in Colorado with her husband and four children.

Find out more at www.jadecjamison.com
Sign up for Jade's newsletter at http://eepurl.com/TOMCH 

Read more
Collapse
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Jade C. Jamison
Read more
Collapse
Published on
Apr 15, 2015
Read more
Collapse
Pages
58
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Language
English
Read more
Collapse
Genres
Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing
Reference / Writing Skills
Read more
Collapse
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Collapse
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more
Collapse
Eligible for Family Library

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
People say you can't fall in love in high school,

But I did. 

As soon as I saw it, touched it, heard it,

I was in love. 

And we make beautiful music together.

Yeah, my electric guitar and I.


When I finally get my chance, my big break,

I go all out, proving that I'm born to play,

Born to perform,

Born to rock.


And then I meet him,

Rock star CJ Slavin,

And everything just gets clearer.

The music finally makes sense

And means so much more.

This is one riff that I never want to end.







Keywords: female guitarist, first person POV, angst, new adult, contemporary romance, rock star romance, bad boy romance, romance with sex, romance and sex, romance ebook, rock star romance series, romance novel, romance book, romance series, romance free, romance with angst, romance hea, romance rockstar, romance explicit, contemporary romance, rock star romance, bad boy romance, sexy bassist, bass player, girl band, rock band, adult romance with sex, romance and sex, romance ebook, rock star romance series, romance novel, romance book, romance series, free, romance free, angsty, romance hea, romance rockstar, romance explicit, too young to fall in love, strong heroine, sassy heroine, new adult, new adult romance, free new adult, adult romance, rock star, rockstar, rocker, rocker romance, rock star romance, rockstar romance, contemporary romance, steamy contemporary, steamy contemporary romance, steamy ebook, alpha male, racy, bad boy romance, bad boy romance books, steamy romance books, hot romance books, love story and romance, romance series, rock star romance series, rock star romance, rockstar romance series, bad boy, romance, first in series, erotic books, erotic romance, coming of age, romance books, contemporary romance books, hero to love, hero to hate, hot, hot man, hot romance, hot read, love, sensual romance, sexy, sexy romance, sexy book, sexy novel, steamy, steamy romance, current, romance books, romance novel, steamy romance books, contemporary romance books, hot romance books, romantic fiction, romance fiction books, romance novel, female protagonist, romance series, romance trilogy, trilogy, romance series, something steamy to read, guitarist, woman guitarist, friends to lovers, Colorado, hot guy, romantic books, romantic books for women, romance series book one, free bad boy romance books, free steamy romance books, free hot romance books, free love story and romance, rock star romance free, romance free, romance freebie, free, free book, free books, free romance books, free romance novel, free steamy romance books, free contemporary romance books, free hot romance books, free romantic fiction, romance fiction books free, free romance novel, free novel, rock star romance free, free ebook, hot guy, romantic books for women, romance series book one

©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.