I’m Lana Castle, owner of Castle Communications, and I’m ready to give you the inside scoop on publishing and steer you clear of the pitfalls. I provide expert editing, publishing advice and production support for printed books, ebooks and media materials. I’ll help you publish an outstanding product with your timeline, budget, business experience, quality expectations and needs for prestige and creative control in mind. I’ll polish your prose and make your writing shine! (And I’m nowhere near as mean as I look.)
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For years, I’ve encouraged my self-publishing clients to publish books in both print (most often through print on demand) and electronic form for as many different ebook reading devices as possible. Where the contents warrant it, I’m now encouraging authors …View full post
It absolutely breaks my heart each time a writer contacts me after having used or contracted with a disreputable “self-publisher” or publishing-related service. Often the writer has paid or agreed to pay thousands for inferior services and/or undelivered promises. Unfortunately, …View full post
Dear Avoiding: “My target audience is readers in their twenties.” The …View full post
If you’re wondering whether to seek a traditional publisher or to self-publish, I suggest you weigh what’s most important to you and most logical for your budget, your personality and your book. Think carefully about why you want to publish in …View full post
Dear Style Meister: What’s the rule for starting a sentence with “But”? — Hesitant
Dear Hesitant: Like many other “rules” of grammar, this is really a matter of style. While grammarians and teachers discouraged writers from starting sentences with conjunctions …View full post