Editing is one of the most important things for the success of your ebook. It is critical that it be edited properly. Some authors think that this means reading it over and over to make sure all the words are spelled correctly. Some think they can ask a friend to have a look at it. The fact is that only a professional editor can prepare your book for publication properly.
There is nothing more frustrating for the reader than a book that doesn’t keep them turning the pages to see what the next move or twist in the plot will be or what the next step is in the fix-it manual you have written is. It is precisely this side of things that an editor can do for your self-published ebook. They can help you make sure your story moves along at an engaging pace as well as seeing to it that all of your characters have depth.
The same thing is essentially true of your non-fiction book. Whether you have written a “How To . . .” book or a philosophy book, it needs to be clear and properly organized. In addition all authors need frank and honest feedback. Having a friend say “I love it” might be good for the ego, but it does not necessarily produce a successful ebook.
You already had a great idea for a story or nonfiction book. You populated your book with great characters or led your readers through facts that are helpful. After doing all this you need to ensure that your ebook is a success by letting a professional apply the finishing touches to it and take the finished product to the market successfully.
Editing a book is not just crossing all the T’s and dotting the I’s. It is not simply making sure the words are spelled correctly and the grammar is right. It entails a lot more than this and it is worth the time and money to have it done well. If you want to give your book a real chance, it is worth going all out. Make sure you consider professional editing when it comes to your ebook.