This is the first book of its kind.
Written for authors and self-publishers, this pocket guide takes the worry out of hiring editors, book designers, and book-production freelancers who are true industry professionals—not wannabes.
Author Mary E. Neighbour draws upon thirty years of experience to invitingly and convincingly introduce authors to the intricate world of publishing. Chapters deftly cover:
-Distinctions between wannabes and wizards
-Terminology used by professionals
-Publishing industry standards
-Signs of a true professional
-Sample questions to ask job candidates
-Notes pages, so this guide also serves as a workbook
Don’t hire anyone until you read Wizard or Wannabe!