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Working with a New Publisher

Working with a new publisher has been an eye-opening experience. The editorial review of my manuscript was spot on and really improved the text. I was surprised at how I had fallen into bad habits, such as passive sentences and overused words.

Then came suggestions about the title and the cover. The publisher was motivated by marketability. I backed off and consented to twice changing the title and went with a cover very much different from the covers of my previous books.

I asked myself why I consented. The answer was basic: The whole idea is to sell books and if cosmetic changes would increase sales, well selling books is the whole point of publishing.