The latest from Self-Publishing
Amazon wade back into serialized content with Kindle Vella
A new addition to Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing, Vella is an online writing platform where readers can purchase tokens to read serialized content. Initially Vella will be offered only on the Kindle iOS app and Amazon.com, not on Kindle devices or the Kindle Android, Mac, or PC apps, suggesting this may be aimed at stealing some iPhone users away from Apple Books, or may be a means of beating Apple Read More…
The latest from Scrambled Egg
During this Covid pandemic, what would Mister Rogers do?
Recently I watched the 2019 Tom Hanks’ film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, the biopic about Mister Rogers, inspired by the 1998 Esquire article “Can You Say…Hero?” by Tom Junod (republished in 2017). I was particularly struck by how genuinely kind Mister Rogers was in real life; more importantly, I was struck by the fact that, for Fred Rogers, kindness was not an innate personality trait but rather a decision he made minute by minute, day by day, to embrace, to employ, to embody. Read More…
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InD’tale Magazine gave Hollywood Hero a 4-star review, and Michelle had a lot to do with that: her editing was topnotch, and I rewrote quite a few scenes per her suggestions. Michelle previously edited Seduced by the Screenwriter, the second novel in my Hollywood in Muskoka series, and built the ebooks and paperbacks for me (alas, she no longer provides those latter services). I appreciate how painless working with her is, her meticulous attention to detail, and what an exemplary job she does. I bow to her excellence! – Madelle Morgan, Hollywood Hero
“After a kickstarter campaign got my mental health book through the writing and design stage, I was stuck without any knowledge of how to navigate the next steps of print on demand self-publishing. Michelle gave me a crash course in everything I needed to know. My confidence made a complete turnaround, and I saw exactly what I needed to do next. My book was launched successfully and I owe Michelle a huge debt of gratitude. Her guidance was invaluable.” – Will Hall, Outside Mental Health: Voices and Visions of Madness
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“Michelle did a fantastic job editing my first two books, and I was extremely impressed with not only her meticulous attention to detail on the copy edits, but also her many wise suggestions and insights in her story edit reports. Her edits drastically improved each book while preserving my individual voice and writing style. I was further impressed with her exceptional professionalism and quick turnaround time, and I will not hesitate to contact Michelle again for my next book!” – Nicholas Floyd, Seven Nights with Ayahuasca and You Can’t Spell Tokyo Without K.O.
“I have had the privilege of working with Michelle Demers on two of my self-published books. Her work is truly outstanding. Michelle is a perceptive, knowledgeable editor with a sharp eye for detail. Whether it is a point of grammar, punctuation or questions of general structure, her advice proved invaluable. I highly recommend her to anyone wishing to explore the fascinating world of epublishing.” – Evan Llewellyn, Whaddya Mean a Year in Provence? and My Own Damn Camino