The Editor’s Blog

10 Gift ideas for the writer in your life – From most affordable to most lavish

Considering the passion of a loved one when shopping for a gift is an amazing way to show you care. […]

5 Ways audiobooks make the world of reading more accessible

Audiobooks are one of the top publishing trends for 2023, and their demand and popularity continue to soar. Whether you’re […]

How to get gender-inclusive language right in your book

by Anna Kiousi The topic of gender inclusivity can be intimidating for authors as being respectful to everyone is important […]

How to choose an editor or proofreader for your book

So, you’ve written a book, blog post, article, or essay, and now you need an editor or perhaps a proofreader. […]

The 5 grammar mistakes you don’t want to make

Cancelling Cancel Culture 2

Having proofread over 400 books, I’ve encountered many a common grammar error. The same mistakes pop up time and time […]

How to self-publish your book: A step-by-step guide

As a book editor, authors often ask me how to self-publish a book and what the self-publishing process entails. In […]

Editor secrets: how long will it take to edit and publish a book

As a book editor, I often get approached by authors who have just finished writing and now need an editor. […]

5 Books to gift your loved one

“Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them.” (Neil Gaiman) We all know Valentine’s Day — […]

7 Historical nonfiction books we couldn’t put down

It’s time to get familiar with history books and war memoirs. Take a look at our carefully crafted list of […]

5 Life-changing books you can finish in a week

“When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature,” said Maya Angelou. “If I were […]

8 Female empowerment books you need to read

There is some great fiction and nonfiction out there that discusses the experience of being a woman, rethinks our societies […]

Hitting your reading goal this year: How and why to read more

The Golden Ticket – How much money can you make from publishing a book

“I need to start reading more” No matter how many times I tell myself this, I end up not fulfiling […]

7 Lessons from J.K Rowling’s success

If we were to equate J.K. Rowling’s impressive rise to literary fame to one of the seven basic story archetypes, […]

5 Books that will inspire you to write

“The Six Golden Rules of Writing: Read, read, read, write, write, write.” Ernest Gaines Like most writers, I started because I […]

3 Quick and powerful reads written by Black authors

Recently I’ve loved the books you can read in a day, so I wanted to make a list of books […]

5 Book picks to spark reflection and critical thinking

I was reflecting on the great books which got me thinking lately. I realised they were all nonfiction and that I want to share them with you so you can find something you will also truly love from this list.

10 Nonfiction books you can read in just one day

Short nonfiction books are easy to read and snappy but packed full of lessons, teachings, and experiences that are vital […]

8 Must-read contemporary poetry collections for your list

8 Contemporary Poetry Recommendations

by Olga Bialasik Last week, we talked about getting your poetry published and the various avenues available for this. But […]