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Read This Before Submitting Your Manuscript for Editing

You’ve finished your manuscript, and you’re excited to send it off to a professional editor. Before you do, make sure that your manuscript is ready for editing, by putting in some editing time yourself. You’ll catch some embarrassing mistakes, and set your manuscript up for success.

How to Find the Right Editor

You’ve finished your manuscript, you’ve read it over, with some help from family and friends, and now you’re ready to hand it over to the professionals. But how do you find the right person to help you turn your work, into which you’ve poured your heart and soul, into the best book it can be?

How Long Should My Manuscript Be?

When submitting their manuscripts to publishing houses, many authors worry that their manuscript is not the proper length that the company is expecting. While good writing trumps everything, there is a standard word count range that publishers want to see.

Don’t Publish Your Book for the Wrong Reasons

There are numerous reasons why someone would want to publish a book. From prestige and brand awareness, to making money from book sales, to a love of writing and a desire to get your thoughts out into the world. However, it’s important for authors, especially those publishing for the first time, to manage their expectations and make sure that they’re publishing their book for the right reasons.

The 3 Phases of Publishing

It’s easy for authors to start thinking ahead in their book’s process and get distracted by the next steps. However, it’s important to give each step your full attention, in order to make your book the best it can be.

The Story Behind the Cover

Remember the old cliché, “You can’t judge a book by its cover”? Well, that may be true, but when it comes to marketing your book, the cover is obviously an essential component. It is the lure that draws the reader to your book, and unless the consumer is attracted enough to pick the book up, they will never buy it.

Quick tips to get your book into bookstores

The first thing that bookstores look at when deciding whether or not to accept your book is the formatting. Bookstores expect all the books they sell to adhere to publishing standards, and sometimes those standards differ between fiction and non-fiction books. For example, in fiction books, new chapters can start wherever they fall, but in non-fiction, new chapters must start on the right side of the book.

A Few Tips to Make Your Non-Fiction Book a Success

You want your book to be unique. You want your book to stand out from the crowd. But in order to be successful, sometimes you have to copy what everyone else is doing. There’s a standard format in both fiction and nonfiction books that all the most popular books follow. 


There are over a million new books published every year in the United States alone, and millions more around the world. Seventy percent of books that are published are by first-time authors. Did you know that an average new author spends between five and $10,000 publishing their book?

What Can an Editor Do for Me?

You've finished writing your book. Now you’re wondering, what’s next? Here at Rebel Press, we highly encourage editing. There are three things that a great editor will do for you.